Program Admission

The Honors Program at Marymount University provides a unique opportunity for students who are seeking academic challenges and the support of an active learning community.


Entering freshmen, current Marymount students, and transfer students may apply. The Honors Program is academically diverse and strives to complement every academic major at the University. Admission is very competitive and limited to 20 new students each year.

Transfer students who will enter Marymount as freshmen or sophomores (64 or less total transfer credit hours) are eligible to apply to the Honors Program. These applicants should consult with the Honors director to determine the feasibility of completing the Honors curriculum in a timely fashion.


In addition to the University’s general admission requirements, the following credentials are recommended for those seeking admission to the Honors Program:

  • Minimum high school or college GPA of 3.5
  • Minimum composite (Math and Critical Reading) SAT score of 1270 on the new test, 1200 on the old test, and/or composite (English, Reading, Math, and Science) ACT score of 26. International students must present a TOEFL score of 617 on the paper-based test or 260 for a computer-based test.
  • All applicants should demonstrate an enthusiasm for reading and a strong background in research and writing.

For consideration, a general admission application, in addition to an Honors Program application, must be submitted.

For more information regarding application procedures, contact the Honors director or the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.