Academics: Special Academic Programs and Offerings

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Honors Program Admission

Students with demonstrated records of outstanding achievement are considered for admission to the Honors Program upon admission to the College. Students accepted into the program generally have distinguished themselves in the following areas:

  • Academic achievement as demonstrated by minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5
    and SAT combined math and verbal scores of 1160 or ACT 26
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Leadership
  • Commitment to service

In evaluating each applicant, the Honors Program Committee considers her academic record, commitment to her own intellectual development, involvement in extra-curricular activities, the level of her high school courses, and the teacher's recommendation.

Continuation in Program

Students may continue to participate in the program as long as they enroll for at least 12 semester hours and maintain the following annual (not cumulative) grade point averages each academic year:

  • First Year and Sophomore: 3.10 
  • Junior and Senior: 3.20

Students will be withdrawn from the Honors Program if they fail to meet the required grade point average at the end of an academic year or receive a grade of "F" in any course. Students who wish to withdraw voluntarily from the program may do so by notifying the director in writing.

Academic Honesty: Honor Students are required to maintain the College's standards of academic honesty in order to continue in the program.