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.

Fall 2016 Application Process

Incoming Freshmen must have been accepted to Rowan University in order to apply. Please note that accepted students are eligible to apply if they have achieved SAT scores of at least 1770 or ACT of at least 26.

  • Complete the freshman application form (and save a copy for your records).
    Submit electronically as an email attachment to by March 1, 2016. Please note that we cannot accept applications beyond this deadline.
  • Your recommender should email the recommendation form to Recommenders should be academic faculty at your school.
  • We must receive both your application and recommendation form by March 1, 2016.
  • Questions can be directed to or 856-256-4775.

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.  

Applications and recommendation forms should be received by March 1, 2016.  All applications with letters of recommendation received by March 1, 2016, 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.

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.