Freshmen / Admitted Students:
Admitted students will receive an invitation by the director of the Honors Program. If these students respond to this invitation, confirming their interest in becoming members of the program, they will become candidates in the fall semester of their freshman year at the college. These freshmen may also be placed in an honors course especially geared towards freshmen in their first semester at Wagner.
After finishing the first semester with a GPA of or above 3.5, the candidates will be fully vested in the program and remain members of the Honors Program as long as they fulfill the requirements (see Requirements).
Freshmen and Sophomores:
Freshmen who do not start as honors candidates (see above) and sophomores can apply to the Honors program before the end of the fall semester of the sophomore year. This application requires a completed application form (Honors Program Application, with further instructions on the form), a short essay of 400 - 500 words, and two letters of recommendation by Wagner College faculty members.
Juniors and Seniors:
Juniors and seniors can only re-apply once to become again members of the program, after they left the program because of a GPA below 3.5. Re-application again requires a completed application form (Honors Program Application, with further instructions on form), a short essay of 400 - 500 words, and two letters of recommendation by Wagner College faculty members.
Admission to the program stops three weeks before registration begins in the fall (for spring classes) and in the spring (for fall classes). Applications in time to benefit from early registration must be completed and submitted more than three weeks before registration begins.