Incoming First-Year Students

All first-year applicants are automatically considered for admission to the Muriel A. Howard Honors Program. Decisions are based on a holistic review of the application including high school GPA, extra curriculars, leadership, writing ability, and promise of contribution. 

  • About the top 15% of academically prepared applicants were offered a spot in Honors last year
  • These students had at least a 91% high school GPA

Applicants typically receive an email invitation to join the Honors Program 2-3 weeks after they receive their Buffalo State decision letter. The email invitation includes a link to your Applicant Portal. From that portal, click on the Muriel A. Howard Honors Program Reply Form and OPT-IN. If you have not yet viewed your decision letter, please do that first.

The priority deadline to secure your spot in the Honors Program is May 1st.

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Current Buffalo State Students

Buffalo State students who are currently enrolled may request a position in the Muriel A. Howard Honors Program. To be considered, current students will need at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA and room in their schedule to take at least two Honors General Education courses, an applied learning experience, and the Honors Senior Seminar. Students who qualify will have to apply and attend an orientation session, and are expected to contribute to program leadership and engagement.

If you are interested in applying to the Muriel A. Howard Honors Program as a current Buffalo State student, send an email to honors@buffalostate.edu. Applications are reviewed at the end of each semester.

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Transfer Students

Transfer students will be evaluated for eligibility to enter the Honors program. Eligibility will include the ability to complete at least two General Education honors courses, an applied learning experience, and the Honors Senior Seminar. Eligible transfer students will be offered a position in the Muriel A. Howard Honors Program. Transfer students offered a position in the program will be eligible to live in Bishop Hall and will receive all the benefits of the Honors Program.

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