• Applying to YU: Undergraduate Honors Programs

  • Early Decision

    Please note: We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with the 2016-2017 online application.  We are working to correct the issue and will post the application as soon as the issue is resolved.  If you would like to be notified when the application is posted, please provide us with your contact information here.

    If you wish to get a head start on the Honors essays, the essay prompts for the 2016-2017 application are listed ON THIS PAGE.

    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, 2016.

    Required materials include:

    • Full application to Yeshiva University.  

    • High school transcript

    • Two Honors Essays 

    • Five Honors Short Answers 

    • Signed Early Decision Agreement 

    • Official SAT/ACT Scores (The latest exams that will be accepted are the SAT on October 9th and the ACT on September 10th).

    Students will be notified shortly after the deadline whether they are invited to proceed to the second round of the Honors application process. All students proceeding to the second round must participate in an Honors Day on campus. This Honors Day will include the interview component of the application.

     

    The women's Honors Days take place on the Beren Campus and generally run from around 9:30AM to 3:00PM, and the men's Honors Days take place on the Wilf Campus from around 10:45PM to 6PM. If you prefer to reserve by phone, please call the Admissions Office at 646-592-4440.

     

    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 2016 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.  The Intent to Enroll Form must be received by May 1, 2017.

     

     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.  

    The Intent to Enroll Form must be received by May 1, 2017. 

     

     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, 2016. 

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