Honors Program Selection Process

The Moreau Honors Program generally draws its members from applicants whose high school experiences demonstrate strong academic, co-curricular, service, and leadership qualities. Students interested in being considered for the Moreau Honors Program are encouraged to apply when they submit their common application for admission to the College.

The Admission Committee works in concert with the Director of the Moreau Honors Program and the Dean of Academic Achievement in the review and selection of candidates. The Committee actively seeks those students who feel as though they will thrive in the close-knit culture described above and who are motivated by the thoughtful, creative, self-reflective, and globally minded character of the Moreau Honors Program. If you have any questions regarding the program itself please contact the director at honors-director@stonehill.edu.

Required Essay

In order to be considered for the Program, students must submit an essay (600 words max) that addresses the following prompts. Students have the option of submitting their essays at the point of application or via email to admission@stonehill.edu by the time of their specific admission application deadline.

2016 ESSAY PROMPT

The following quotation is from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: “Who are YOU?” said the Caterpillar. This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, “I–I hardly know, sir, just at present– at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.”

Provide a response in which you address the following: “Describe one or more experiences and how they have played a significant role in shaping the person you are today. Be sure to answer the Caterpillar’s question, ‘Who are YOU?’ and also who you hope to become in the future.”

Notification of Acceptance

Students are typically notified of their acceptance into the Honors Program two to three weeks following an offer of admission to the College. Those students accepted into Stonehill College but not into the Moreau Honors Program will have the opportunity to join the Program during their first year, based on strong academic and co-curricular performance at the College.