Future Students

Future Students

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The Mandel Honors College offers generous scholarship support.  

Admission to Honors is highly competitive. Students in Honors typically are in the top 10% of their class or have an ACT of 30 or an SAT of 1380.

Frequently Asked Questions


Application Deadlines:

First-Year or Freshman Applicants

Applications received by March 20th (with all supporting materials received by March 25) will receive full consideration. Subsequent applications will be reviewed after May 1st if spaces are still available.

Mandel Continuing Scholars Program Applicants: February 15th

Current College Sophomore (Upper Division – External students): March 15th

Current College Sophomore (Upper Division – Internal CSU students): March 15th

To apply to Mandel Honors College, first apply to Cleveland State University and check the box to indicate your interest in applying to Honors.

If you have previously applied to CSU and did not indicate interest in Honors OR if you are interested in learning more about Honors, CLICK HERE: https://go.csuohio.edu/register/info

*Applicants to Mandel Honors College must be pursuing their first bachelor's degree. Students who already hold a bachelor's degree are ineligible for consideration.

**Mandel Honors College only admits students to programs once per year for Fall semester. 

For questions about the Mandel Continuing Scholars Program, e-mail: mandelcontscholars@csuohio.edu

For all other questions and inquiries, please email: honors.program@csuohio.edu