Admissions Requirements

Admission is based on several criteria. They are:

  • Acceptance into the undergraduate program at Eastern University
  • Strong CLT, ACT, or SAT score
  • Strong high school record
  • Robust intellectual appetite 
  • Genuine intellectual humility
  • Clear interest in asking great questions, reading great books, and having great conversations
  • Submission of Templeton application materials and a personal interview with the Templeton staff

Should I consider applying even if I don’t meet all of the criteria? Yes! The Templeton Honors College evaluates students individually. We are not only looking for academically accomplished students, but more generally, students that are humble, eager to learn, enjoy reading and writing, and bring a unique background or gift set to our community. 

“One of the things that I have enjoyed most about being a student at THC is the challenge that it presented me in growing personally, academically, spiritually, etc. THC has allowed me to go beyond my comfort zone and to foster my intellectual curiosity in ways that I never thought was initially possible.”

Robin Solomon ('21)