Admission Requirements

You must complete an application to the Honors Program and satisfy these requirements.

GPA Requirements
You have achieved one of these criteria:
You have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.50 (unweighted); or you rank at the top 10% of your high school class.
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College cumulative GPA of 3.3 in at least 12 hours of college credit courses.
Test Score Requirements
You have achieved one of these four criteria:
You took the SAT Reasoning Test, and earned a combined score of 1100 or higher in Mathematics and Critical Reading.
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You took the ACT, and earned a composite score of 25 or higher.
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You took the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT), and earned a minimum score of 120 in reading and 120 in writing.
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You petitioned the Honors Council, by letter, to exempt you from the test score requirement, accompanied by two letters of recommendation from college instructors. This option requires a personal interview with the Honors Council.

Honors Graduation Requirements

To earn an Associate in Arts (AA) degree with an Honors Program endorsement, you must:

  • Be admitted to the Honors Program
  • Complete at least 15 Honors credit hours, including two required courses:
    • IDH 2001-06, The Honors Seminar (variable-topic interdisciplinary seminar, 3 credit hours), with a grade of A or B.
    • IDH 1107, The Competitive Edge (humanities-based leadership course, 1 credit hour), with a grade of A or B.
  • Achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or greater
  • Demonstrate the ability to make successful oral presentations
  • Complete 25 documented hours of service-learning
  • Complete all additional requirements for an AA degree