The Honors Program has a rigorous selection process. Qualified students are invited to apply after they complete one semester of their freshman year and receive a 3.7 GPA or higher. Each applicant must fill out an online essay application, obtain a faculty recommendation, and attend a team interview with HP students and the Director / Associate Dean. Between 25-30 students are selected each year.
Criteria for candidacy:
- Online application
- Cumulative GPA of 3.70 or higher
- Faculty recommendation
- Necessary prerequisite courses
- Good judicial standing with university
- Team interview with a faculty member and current Honors student(s)
Working with passionate, ambitious, and talented individuals within the program has allowed me to find my own ambitions and passions. Like many first-year college students, I didn’t know if my major was for me or if I was even on the right track. I was skeptical about whether I was a fit for the honors program, but after a semester, I was able to create my own reason and purpose for staying in it. If I was able to talk to my first year self and give her advice, it would definitely be to join the Honors Program and trust the process!"
—Trisha Dang - Marketing major '22