Admission to the Program

For incoming freshmen, admission is based on your academic record. A strong interest in mathematics and natural sciences is helpful, but high school computer science is not required. Minimum requirements are:

  • Combined SAT score on two traditional components (critical reading and math) of at least 1430
  • Unweighted high school average of 93% or better in a rigorous program of study

For current computer science students at Stony Brook University, admission is based on:

  • A minimum GPA of at least 3.5 both overall and in computer science
  • Completion of 3 computer science courses, including 2 upper division courses

Continuing Computer Science (CSE) majors may apply for admission to the Computer Science Honors Program (CSHP) by completing this application. Note, the application requires the following documentation:

- an unofficial transcript (can be downloaded from SOLAR)
- a letter of recommendation from a CSE faculty member

Questions? Email (subject: CSHP) with the subject line: CSHP Inquiry