The Thomas N. Bantivoglio Honors Concentration
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Requirements for Admission

  • Students will be able to complete Honors requirements during a regular four-year course of study.
  • Incoming freshmen – Based on a minimum SAT score of 1770 and/or a minimum ACT score of 26. academic records, significant high school achievements (i.e. grades, class rank and letters of reference), extra-curricular activities and service projects.
  • Current Rowan students – Based on performance as a Rowan student; must have earned a 3.33 GPA or better; have participated in extracurricular activities at Rowan; and have a letter of reference from a Rowan faculty member.
  • Transfer students – Based on performance as a college student; must have earned a 3.33 GPA or better from their transferring institution; have participated in extracurricular activities at their transferring institution; and have a letter of reference from a faculty member from their transferring institution.
  • Students transferring from other Honors programs - Requirements are transcript and letter of recommendation.

Student Application Process for Fall 2015

Incoming Freshmen: If you have been accepted to Rowan and received a letter from the Bantivoglio Honors Concentration encouraging you to apply to Honors, here are the next steps.

  1. Complete the freshmen application form (and save a copy for your records).
  2. Submit electronically as an email attachment to by March 2, 2015 (this email address will become active at the beginning of February).
  3. Your recommender should email this form to beginning in February. Recommenders should be academic faculty at your school.

You are eligible to apply if you have SAT scores of at least 1770 or ACT 26; we must receive your application and recommendation form by 3/2/15. Need information? Email

Transfer students in Honors programs at their current institutions should complete the transfer student application form and submit by 3/2/15. Please contact Dr. Talley directly at for information.

Application Review and Acceptance Timeline: Each candidate is evaluated individually. Selection of freshmen is based upon a review of academic performance (GPA, class rank, SAT/ACT scores), interest in participating in an interdisciplinary Honors learning community, extracurricular activities, and recommendation on the Bantivoglio recommendation form. Interviews may be requested by the candidate and/or by the Honors Concentration Coordinator as a condition for admission. 

Applications and recommendation forms should be received by March 2, 2015.  All applications with letters of recommendation received by March 2, 2015, will be evaluated and responded to by the end of March. Please note that we are a highly competitive program.

After acceptance, course interest forms will be sent by email. Students will be enrolled in courses in the order that their interest forms are received.

Student Application Process for Spring 2016

Current Rowan students interested in Honors will be required to attend an information session being held in mid-October (date and location TBA). Current student applications, including the required letter of recommendation from a current Rowan University Professor, will be due 11/2/15, and applicants are notified of the outcome in early December.

Note to Families

In the spirit of fostering reponsibility and independence in our future Honors students, we believe that contact should come directly from students.

Accepted Students Reception

The Rowan University Honors Accepted Students reception is scheduled for mid-April 2015.


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