There are three tiers of the Honors Program, these are the requirements and description for the first tier.

The goal of the honors program is to give all students the opportunity to excel. We believe that in order to be an honors student you have to have certain qualities, experiences, and GPA. If accepted to the honors program as a cadet, you will be able to start to fulfill all the requirements of the program while also raising your GPA. We know this is a difficult task, which is why we will stay by your side to help you, just like any other honors student. As a cadet you can take honors courses and start research with professors, in order to fulfill all the requirements, but in order to graduate through the honors program you must have at least a 3.3 GPA at the time of your graduation. 


The current members of York Fellow (3.3 GPA) and York Scholar (3.5 GPA) tracks can maintain their Honors status even if their GPA drop below the required GPA of each track. Those students can continuously accumulate their requirements of the respected track toward the graduation while trying to raise your GPA.

  • Raise GPA over 3.3
  • conduct a mentored research (at least two semesters)  [see Important Forms and Deadlines on Blackboard]
  • take three Honors courses and receive B or better grade
  • minimum 30 service hours per semester
  • attend Honors Seminars
  • attend at least one academic event and at least one cultural event per month (see Event Tracking Checklist on Blackboard)