Current Mason Student

Assistant Dean Andy Hoefer can answer questions about how current Mason students can apply to join the Honors College

Join the Honors College

Becoming an Honors student will admit you to unique seminar courses, Honors classes based within your field of study, and an environment that will challenge and stretch your abilities. You'll also tackle multidisciplinary problems to fulfill core requirements.

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Honors College students pursue degrees in all majors

Applying to the Honors College if You Currently Attend Mason
  • Students who have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA and have completed at least 24 credits at Mason are eligible to join the Honors College.   
  • You may apply during your second semester at Mason. You may be offered conditional acceptance to join the Honors College in your third semester; your grades will be reviewed again after your second semester is completed. 
  • We will consider any information you submit in your application, along with your Mason record. 
  • Applications must include at least one recommendation from a Mason faculty member or advisor. 
  • In some cases, we might ask for an in-person interview.
Apply now to join the Honors College in Fall 2022
  • Request that at least Mason professor or advisor submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. Faculty recommendations should be submitted via this form.  
  • Email Dr. Hoefer at with any questions you might have.