Benefits of the Honors Program

The Commonwealth Honors Program values equity, integrity, honesty, perseverance, academic achievement, independence, intellectual curiosity, and a collaborative spirit. Honors students will be given opportunities to collaborate with students and faculty across disciplines, pursue independent scholarship, and cultivate student success strategies. 

Those interested in graduating as CHP scholars commit to participating in the Honors experience, including the annual Honors research conference, engaging with the college community, and upholding CHP values. 

Benefits of the program include:

  • Membership in a community of intellectually curious learners
  • Increased opportunities for scholarships
  • Guaranteed transfer to any of the Commonwealth Honors Programs or Honors Colleges in the Massachusetts University system
  • Enhanced prospects for acceptance to private four-year colleges and universities
  • Participation in upper level seminars
  • Development of leadership skills
  • Attendance at scholarly conferences
  • Resumé building activities such as the Honors Research Conference
  • Participation in special events and networking activities
  • Recognition as a Commonwealth Honors Scholar at Commencement

Commonwealth Honors Graduates Transfer to:

  • University of Massachusetts (Amherst, Boston, Lowell)
  • American University
  • Amherst College
  • American University
  • Babson College
  • Bennington College
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Bentley University
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Brandeis University
  • Cornell University
  • Hampshire College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Salem State University
  • Smith College
  • Tufts University
  • Tsinghua University (Beijing)
  • Wellesley College
Last Modified: 3/26/24