Honors Students

Rockhurst University

Do you accept transfer students in your Honors Program/College?

Yes – Individuals may apply at any point in their time at Rockhurst, though beginning the program as a freshman or sophomore may make completing it easier due to having more time to fulfill the necessary requirements.

How do transfer students apply to your Honors Program/College?

Applicants must complete a brief application and submit a short personal essay based on our specific prompt in the application.

  • Fall Review: first week of October
  • Spring Review: first week of March
  • Summer Review: second week of June

What are your criteria for selection?

While we exercise judgment and flexibility in selecting motivated individuals to admit to the program, honors students typically meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • ACT Composite of 28 or higher
  • SAT Composite of 1230 or higher
  • Upper 10% of high school class
  • High School GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • College GPA of 3.3 or higher

Does your institution offer a Phi Theta Kappa scholarship? If so, how much may transfer students count on? What are the restrictions?

$24,000 renewable scholarship and one full-ride scholarship given to a PTK scholar every year.

What are your Honors Program/College completion requirements?

To graduate from the Program, students must have active status, complete a minimum of 24 hours of Honors credit, and earn a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or above.