The Honors Program is a rigorous academic program for students interested in transferring to competitive colleges and universities.

 

The program is designed to provide a challenging and demanding academic curriculum for high-achieving talented students. The academic curriculum is characterized by questioning, inquiry, and creative exploration. Students must complete a minimum of four general education Honors Program courses and a Capstone Research Project under the tutelage of a Faculty Mentor.

 

BENEFITS

  • Small class sizes
  • Honors recognition on transcript
  • Scholarships for eligible students
  • Individual transfer advisement
  • A rich array of diverse cultural experiences
  • Capstone Research Project
  • Special networking events
  • Unique experiential education opportunities

ELIGIBILITY

New Students

  • Placed in the top 10% high school rankor
  • A SAT score of 1650 (minimum of 550 verbal, 550 mathematics, and essay 9)
Continuing Students

  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Completed at least 12 college credits and no more than 24 credits
  • Prepared to take ENG 102 and HST 102 (Spring Semester)
  • Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA to remain in the Program

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Contact Information

Prof. David A. Berry, Director
Room 1170
973.877.3204
berry@essex.edu

 

Prof. Rachel Pernia, Assistant Director
Room 3181
973.877.3095
pernia@essex.edu

 

Dr. Ladylease Goodridge White, Founder
Room 3163
973.877.3205
white@essex.edu