• Applying to YU: Undergraduate Honors Programs

  • Early Decision

    Students who are certain that Yeshiva University is their first choice may apply to the Honors Programs as Early Decision candidates. For these students, all application materials must be submitted by November 1, 2015.

    Required materials include:

    • Full application to Yeshiva University.  

    • High school transcript with qualifying GPA

    • Two Honors Essays 

    • Five Honors Short Answers 

    • Signed Early Decision Agreement 

    • The latest Standardized Test exams that will be accepted is the SAT test date on October 11th and the ACT test date on October 25th.   (Please note: If you are taking the ACT exam on October 25th, please do not reserve November 10th or 12th as your Honors Day).

    Following submission of all materials, the applicant must participate in an Honors Day at Yeshiva University's New York campus, during which the Honors Program interview will occur.

     

    The women's Honors Days take place on the Beren Campus and generally run from around 8:30AM to 4:00PM, and the men's Honors Days take place on the Wilf Campus from around 12:30PM to 7PM. If you prefer to reserve by phone, please call the Admissions Office at 212.960.5277.

     

    Students applying Early Decision to the Honors Program will receive one of three decisions (Note: all scholarship offers apply for four years on the New York campus):

     

    1) Acceptance into the Honors Program and award of a Distinguished Scholarship ($20,000 or $25,000)

    2) Acceptance into the Honors Program with award ($10,000 or $15,000)

    3) Denial of admission to the Honors Program (consideration for Regular Admission)

     

    1) Acceptance into the Honors Program and award of a Distinguished Scholarship ($20,000 or $25,000)

    Students offered admission to the Honors Program together with a Distinguished Scholarship are bound by the terms of their already-signed agreement to: 

    • Make no further college applications
    • Withdraw any other existing applications to other colleges
    • Enroll at Yeshiva University's New York campus for the Fall 2015 semester or the Fall semester immediately following post-high-school Torah study. Torah study may be pursued for more than one year, but must be in full year (not single semester) increments.
    • Submit a non-refundable deposit by January 1, 2015

     

     2) Acceptance into the Honors Program with award

    Students who are accepted to the Honors Program but do not receive an offer of an Early Decision Distinguished Scholarship will be considered for an academic scholarship of $10,000 or $15,000.  

    To accept their award and reserve their place in the program, they will need to submit a non-refundable deposit by May 1, 2016. 

     

     3) Denial of admission to the Honors Program (consideration for Regular Admission)

    Students who do not receive an offer of admission to the Honors Program will be considered for general admission to Yeshiva University.

     

    The Honors Committee will inform all applicants for Early Decision by December 15, 2015. 

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