A typical Honors Program scholar is:
- a voracious reader;
- continually finding new questions to answer;
- interested in the plight of humankind;
- satisfied with only his/her best;
- poised, confident, open-minded and articulate; and
- curious in the face of novelty, passionate about antiquity, and sensitive to the present.
Upon admission to the University, a student who has earned a high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.5 and either a combined critical reading and math SAT score of at least 1000, or a composite ACT score of at least 22 will be invited to apply for admission into the Honors Program.
The Presidential Scholarship is awarded in the amount of $6,000.00 for four academic years with a stipend of $250.00 per semester (Fall and Spring).
Entering Freshmen with a high school grade point average of 3.8 and above with a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) composite score in Math & Critical Reading of 1100 or an American College Testing (ACT) composite score of 25 are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
The Foundation Scholarship is a one-time recruitment scholarship awarded for a period of one-academic year in the amount of $2,000.00 with a stipend of $150.00 per semester (Fall & Spring).
Entering Freshmen with a high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.5 to 3.79 and a composite SAT score in Math and Critical Reading of 1000 or an ACT composite score of 22 are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Please note that scholarship applications will be accepted until April 20, 2013 for the 2013-2014 academic year.
To remain in the Honors Program, all students must:
- maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or above each semester;
- successfully complete a minimum of 15 hours each semester;
- complete 18 hours in the sequence of Honors Core Curriculum courses and Honors Seminar courses; and
- participate in the social, cultural and service life of the University.
Each semester, the Honors Program Advisory Committee will assess the progress made by each student and determine whether the student should continue in the Program.
Students accepted in the Honors Program may exit the Program under one of the following conditions:
- Graduation with general Honors designations: Those students who complete all University requirements for graduation, who fulfill all Honors Program course requirements and who have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or above will graduate with general Honors as well as with “Merit” designation.
- Mandatory transfer into the regular degree program: Upon the review of a student’s performance by the Honors Program Advisory Committee, a student may be dropped from the Program if he or she does not maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.