Special Enrollment Options
Hofstra University Honors College
Hofstra University Honors College (HUHC) through an innovative curriculum centered in the liberal arts and compatible with all majors, serves First-Year Students who perform at the highest academic levels in all undergraduate programs. The HUHC curriculum is designed to provide a wide-ranging and multidisciplinary intellectual experience while fostering a sense of community and identity among the cohort of students who share the HUHC experience. High-achieving applicants are invited to participate. SAT scores for the middle 50 percent of the fall 2012 Honors College class range from 1270 to 1350.
HUHC serves Transfer Students who perform at the highest academic levels in any undergraduate program or major. The HUHC curriculum is designed to provide a wide-ranging and multidisciplinary intellectual experience while fostering a sense of community and identity among students who share the HUHC experience. Transfer students who have earned a 3.5 GPA or higher are invited into HUHC upon admission. Students who have earned honors credits at a previous institution may apply them toward completion of the Honors College Recognition designation.
New Opportunities at Hofstra (NOAH) (Hofstra's Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program; New York State residents only; closed for applications after February 1.)
New Opportunities at Hofstra (NOAH) , the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), is an SAT-blind, special admission program open to First-Year Students who are New York state residents who are in need of academic and financial support while pursuing higher education. Consult with your college adviser to determine if you qualify for NOAH. To be considered for NOAH, you must submit your admission application no later than February 1. All supporting documentation (transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, essay, etc.) must arrive no later than February 15. NOAH requires an interview and the submission of financial documentation prior to an admission decision.
Program for Academic Learning Skills (PALS) (For students with documented learning disabilities; additional fees apply.)
Program for Academic Learning Skills (PALS), an SAT-blind program for First-Year Students administered by Services for Students With Disabilities, provides an individualized support program for a limited number of first-year students who are diagnosed as having a learning disability and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and who are regularly admitted to Hofstra University. This program is in addition to any accommodations guaranteed by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and carries an additional fee. A recent Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale III (WAIS-III) evaluation is required for consideration. In addition, applicants with learning disabilities who are not eligible for regular admission to Hofstra may be considered through PALS and Services for Students with Disabilities. Test results must be less than two years old. Candidates will be contacted to schedule interviews to determine admission to the program. For further information, call Services for Students with Disabilities at (516) 463-7075 or email SSD.