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Honors Program

Application & Admission


For Incoming First-Years

Merrimack Honors works closely with the Office of Admissions to actively recruit outstanding high school seniors with at least an adjusted 3.5 GPA (i.e., core subjects only) and a record of achievement and active participation in high school.  Qualified students are invited by letter to participate in the Honors Program. The number of invitations varies depending on the applicant pool each year. 

For Rising Sophomores

At the end of the fall semester during freshmen year, the Honors program solicits faculty recommendations of current Merrimack freshmen. Admission is at the discretion of the Honors Program. Upon meeting with the Director, students are matriculated into the program, and are expected to complete all requirements in the remaining three years. If you are recommended for the Honors Program, please complete and submit the Rising Sophomore Application by February 13th.

For Transfer Students

The Director of the program considers transfer students on a case by case basis. Generally, faculty advisors must see a strong academic background and recommend applicants who are keenly motivated to contribute to the program and complete it within three years.

Michaela Lonati, 2017

Education/Theater Major 


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