Students interested in one of the Honors Programs must apply either directly from high school or while engaged in post-high-school study in Israel. Applicants should meet the following criteria:A commitment to the mission of the Honors Programs and Yeshiva University
- Honors students are committed to Yeshiva University’s mission of Torah U-Madda and the undergraduate dual curriculum of Judaic and secular studies
- Honors students commit to participate in all aspects of the Honors Program, including courses, extracurricular activities, research projects, and internships.
- Honors students have generally challenged them consistently in high level courses (including Advanced Placement and/or college-level courses)
- The average GPA for students accepted to the Honors Program is a 94
- The average SAT score (new examination) for students accepted to the Honors Program is a 1460
- The average ACT score for students accepted to the Honors Program is a 32
- Many Honors students have worked on independent projects outside of the classroom. These may include: summer research projects, internships, and entrepreneurial initiatives
- Students often participate in multiple academic and/or athletic teams or activities and usually lead at least one.
- Students generally write essays that reflect sophisticated and critical responses to the prompts (and have been proofread)
- Students typically respond to questions in their interview with thoughtful and complex answers
- Students have demonstrated strong entrepreneurial and leadership experience