Outstanding Springfield College rising sophomores (students who will have approximately 40 or fewer credits by the end of summer 2020) are invited to apply for admission to the Honors Program. Accepted students will be among the anticipated 30 students in the fall 2020 cohort and will join the 27 current Honors Program students from the fall 2019 cohort.

Because completing the curriculum for the Honors Program requires careful planning, it may be difficult for students in some majors (athletic training, health science pre-physician assistant, health science pre-physical therapy, and education licensure majors) to join the program unless they began their majors with college credit. Interested students from these majors should email honors@springfield.edu to set up an appointment for personalized advising to see if they can fulfill the Honors Program curriculum requirements in their remaining time at the College. Please consult the requirements here.

To apply to the Honors Program, eligible students should prepare the following:

  • The student’s contact information (including SC ID number, major(s), and the name of the faculty or staff member who has agreed to write a letter of recommendation);
  • A short response to the following prompt: 
    • In 150 words or fewer, tell us about a text (a novel, memoir or other nonfiction work, graphic novel, poem, etc.) that you haven’t ever studied in a classroom setting but that you would recommend to someone to read. Why would you recommend it?
  • An essay responding to the following prompt:
    • In about 600 words, tell us about a subject, other than the discipline in which you plan to major, about which you enjoy learning. Share a story about you that illustrates your excitement to learn about that subject. How does your enthusiasm show itself, and how have you pursued your learning interests? Note: If you are undecided on a major, you may write about any learning interest. (*Please save your essay as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file, then upload the file.)
  • A written project of 1,000-1,500 words authored by the student for a course at Springfield College. (*No group projects, please. Save project as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file.)

Submit the above materials here

Students should also request a Springfield College faculty or staff member who is familiar with them as a learner to write a letter of recommendation. Recommenders should send their letters as .doc, .docx, or .pdf files directly to honors@springfield.edu.

All materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2020.

We regret that students with more than 50 credit hours by the end of summer 2020 cannot apply for admission to the program; at this time, the program is not available to regional and online students. However, many Honors Program events are open to the entire college, and we hope to see outstanding students and life-long learners there.