Business Honors FAQ

Who is eligible?
High achieving high school students entering their senior year.

What is the academic/personal profile of the Fall 2011 Honors class?
The incoming Fall 2011 Honors cohort had an average combined Math and Critical Reading SAT score of between 1200 and 1300 with a high of 1510. The average cumulative unweighted high school GPA of was 97. 60% of the students graduated from Catholic high schools and 40% from public. Many of the students were varsity athletes in high school and several are expecting to participate in varsity sports at Molloy. For individual profiles see Student Profiles.

What is involved in the application process?
Although no separate application is required, admittance to the Honors Program requires a personal on campus interview of the candidate with the Dean of the Business Division.

When should I apply?
You can apply as early as the Summer preceding your senior year in high school. Although there are rolling admissions at Molloy, the student is encouraged to apply and have an interview by the early Fall due to the limited size of the Honors Program. Once 40 students have confirmed their attendance, the Program will be closed for that academic year and all other students accepted to the College will be assigned to the traditional classes in the Business Program.

When will I find out if I am accepted?
Applications with all supporting data (official transcripts and SAT/ACT grades) received by December 1st will get notice of their acceptance to the Honors Program in most cases during January.

When do I need to give a commitment?
Once invited, a firm verbal commitment from the student is sufficient to reserve a position in the Program. A deposit of $250 will be required by March 1st in order to officially hold the position.

Are scholarships available?
Yes. College wide scholarships ("Dominican") are available to applicants based upon a combination of their SAT/ACT scores and high school GPA. In addition, there are Business Division Scholarships ("Presidential") available to students who have demonstrated a record of achievement in other academic and extracurricular activities.

What majors are available?
The list of Undergraduate and Dual Degree Majors and Minors are the same for Honors and traditional Business students and are located on the lead page of the Business Division.

Am I able to participate in both the Business Honors Program and the liberal arts honors program?
Yes. Acceptance into the liberal arts honors program is based solely on SAT/ACT and GPA scores without an interview. The Business Honors Program considers other intangible factors that we consider important to be successful in business. These characteristics can only be assessed in an interview. It is possible that a student may be invited into one of the honors programs and not the other. If an applicant is interested in each of the honors programs, we recommend that they pursue both.

What are normal class sizes?
Classes normally consist of 15-20 students.

What GPA do I need to maintain at the college to maintain eligibility?
A cumulative GPA across all the student's courses of 3.0 must be maintained in order to maintain eligibility in the Honors Program.

Can I get into the program if I am not invited into it as a freshman?
Yes. Students that achieve a 3.5 during their Freshman year can apply for admittance into the Honors Program in their Sophomore year. Acceptance into the program requires a personal interview with the Dean of the Business Program.