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Mandel Continuing Scholars Admissions

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Tri-C Mandel Continuing Scholars Program Applicants

Tri-C applicants from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Continuing Scholars Program should apply in spring semester of their final year at Tri-C. Students who are admitted MUST participate in a research seminar the summer before they begin at CSU, and are expected to complete their bachelor's degree at CSU within 2 years.

Application Deadline: February 15th

Admissions Criteria

Prospective students must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • 3.5+ cumulative GPA in all college-level coursework
  • Rigorous coursework in major of interest
  • Commitment to completing honors coursework in major of interest
  • Strong ability to complete program requirements within 2 years
  • Participation in a summer seminar at Tri-C 

Application Checklist for the Mandel Continuing Scholars Program

  • Attend Information Session Part 2
  • Apply online to Cleveland State University and indicate your interest in applying to the Mandel Honors College.
  • You will subsequently be prompted to submit the following supplemental materials:
    • An application essay (prompt will be provided). 
    • Two letters of reference are required. Applicants are encouraged to seek letters from reviewers able to comment on the student’s ability to complete honors-level work in their major.
  • Schedule an interview with the admissions committee

If you have already completed your application to CSU, click here to indicate interest in honors.  https://go.csuohio.edu/register/info

Application Deadline: February 15th

Questions? Email mandelcontscholars@csuohio.edu 


  • Admission to the Mandel Continuing Scholars Program is competitive as generous scholarship support is offered. Participation in the Mandel Scholars Academy or Mandel Continuing Scholars Program at Tri-C does not guarantee any student admission to the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Continuing Scholars Program at Cleveland State University.
  • 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.