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Admission Requirements


Participation in the Honors College is voluntary. However, students must apply for admission to the College. Membership in the College is based on two classification of students: General Honors and University Scholars. University Scholars are automatically considered for the Honors College Scholarship by virtue of their exceptional academic performance.

Academic requirements for each of the two classification of honors students are:


General Honors

  • Minimum ACT Composite of 23 or SAT Composite of 1060
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.3.
  • Participation and achievement in competitive district and state rallies.
  • Assessment of out-of-school involvements.
  • Two letters of recommendation from high school instructors, principals or counselors.
  • Submission of an original essay on a designated topic.

To retain the designation of General Honors, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA.


University Scholars

  • Minimum ACT Composite of 27 or SAT Composite of 1210.
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.5.
  • Participation and achievement in competitive district and state rallies.
  • Assessment of out-or-school involvements.
  • Two letters of recommendation from high school instructors.
  • Submission of an original essay on a designated topic.

To retain the designation of University Scholar, Students must maintain a 3.3 GPA. All students considered for admission to the college will be recommended for financial assistance as their needs warrant.


Transfer Students

Transfer students must apply for membership and show proof of a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3; 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 professor.