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  • Eligibility

    Endicott Scholars is a highly selective program. Incoming freshmen are selected based on:

    • SAT or ACT scores
    • Class rank
    • Honors coursework
    • AP credit

    Second semester freshmen, who have a grade point average of 3.5 or above, will be invited to apply for admission.

  • Academic Requirements

    Foundational Honors Seminars

    Incoming freshmen take HON100 Honors Seminar I in the fall or spring semester *

    Incoming sophomores take HON200 Honors Seminar II in the fall semester

    *HON100 Honors Seminar I replaces ENG112 Critical Reading & Writing II


    Upper Level Honors Seminars

    All Scholars entering the program as freshmen, are required to take three HON350 seminars

    All Scholars entering the program as sophomores, are required to take two HON350 seminars

    Topics change every semester.


    Recent HON350 Topics

    Banned Books • The Culture of Heroism • Lost & Found Media

    The History & Culture of Food • Youth & Violence

    Trying Not to Try: Wu Wei, Flow & Performance

    Inequalities in Higher Education • The Theory and Practice of Mindfulness

    Women in Power, Peace, and Conflict • American Slavery

    Ideologies of Music, Art & Literature

  • Seminars

    Endicott Scholars participate in small, academically challenging and engaging seminars led by Endicott's most dynamic professors. Students accepted to the program as freshmen take HON 100 Honors Seminar I in the fall or spring of freshman year; HON 100 replaces the required freshman course ENG 112 Critical Reading and Writing II. Students who are accepted to the Endicott Scholars program as sophomores are required take a one-semester foundation course, HON 200 Honors Seminar, in the fall of their sophomore year.

    All Endicott Scholars take HON 350 Honors Seminars during the sophomore and junior years. Seminar topics change each semester and can include: American Suburbia, Inside your Mind, Lost and Found Media, Philosophy and Pop Culture, Culture and History of Food, Youth and Violence, Reel Representations of the Artist, The Business of Life, and The Culture of Heroism. Scholars who entered the program as freshmen take three HON 350 courses, while those who entered the program as sophomores take two HON 350 Honors Seminars.

Allysa Olsen School of Education with her parents
Alyssa Olsen
"Being an Endicott Scholar has given me the confidence to vocalize my observations, to push myself towards my goals, and to find creative solutions to obstacles thrown in my path. I will keep these lessons with me long past graduation."