Outstanding Springfield College rising sophomores (students who will have approximately 40 or fewer credits by the end of summer 2022) are invited to apply for admission to the Honors Program early in the spring 2022 semester. Accepted students will be among the anticipated 30 students selected for the fall 2022 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, education licensure majors, and 3+2 or 3+3 programs) to join the Honors 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 curriculum requirements in their remaining time at the College. Please consult the requirements here.

To apply to the Honors Program, eligible current 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 about 150 words, characterize the qualities you would hope to find in the typical Springfield College Honors Program class, professor, and student. 
  • A short response to the following prompt:
    • In about 150 words, 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.)
Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on February 15, 2022.

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