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Honors College
Admission Requirements

Participation in the Honors College is voluntary. However, students must apply for admission to the College.

Academic Requirements 

INCOMING FRESHMEN STUDENTS

A.

  • Valedictorians and Salutatorians
  • ACT Composite 20 - 22.9 or equivalent SAT score (without writing)
  • $1,000

B.

  • Minimum ACT Composite 23 - 23.9 or equivalent SAT score (without writing)
  • Minimum High School GPA of 3.3
  • $1,000
  • If funds are available, students will need 3.4 GPA at the end of their first semester to be considered for any scholarship increase(s). (Most students will be taking general courses during their 1st semester.)

C.

  • Minimum ACT Composite 24 and above or equivalent SAT score (without writing)
  • Minimum High School GPA of 3.3
  • Funding

D.

  • Minimum ACT Composite 25 and above or equivalent SAT score (without writing)
  • High School GPA of 3.0 - 3.29
  • Funding

Two letters of recommendation from high school instructors, principals or counselors.  Submission of an original essay on a designated topic.

 

CRITERIA FOR CONTINUING AFFILIATION WITH THE HONORS COLLEGE

To retain the designation of Honors Scholars, students must maintain a GPA higher than 3.0, preferably, or at least equal to 3.0 GPA each applicable semester. They must earn a minimum of 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester, including 2 or more Honors credit hours.  Scholars have to conduct research, write a thesis, and defend it successfully. Scholars have to be in good standing (conduct/behavior wise and otherwise) with the University.

 

TRANSFER STUDENTS

Transfer students must apply for membership and show proof of a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3; with a maximum of 36 earned college credits or demonstrated research performance potentially leading to a thesis; document participation in high school and college co- and extra-curricular activities; and submit two letters of recommendation, one from a high school instructor, principal or counselor and one from a college or university faculty.

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Scholarships and funds are available through other academic units and public and private sources.  The Honors College is committed to working closely with all students admitted to the college to assist in the preparation of an adequate financial aid package.