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To Qualify for Membership in the Honors College

Incoming freshmen must have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.5 or higher, or, an ACT score of 26 or higher. Transfer students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher from the community college, college or university from which they are transferring. If interested in membership, an application must be submitted to the Honors College by May 15 for fall admission.

Participation and Recognition Requirements

There are two options for participation and recognition in the University Honors College, in that students can graduate either "with honors" or "with high honors" from the Honors College.

Graduation With Honors

CW 111 Honors Seminar I, 3 credit hours

CW 311 Honors Seminar II, 1 credit hour

Honors Adaptive Leadership Challenge (civic leadership training)

Four (4) honors courses (student may select from general education, upper level, or contract courses)

CW 510 Community Engagement Practicum (at least 1 credit hour) or CW 499 Honors Thesis*

Two elective activity points from the list of possible honors elective activity points

Maintain a high level of activity in the Honors College including attendance at the meeting

Maintain a high level of activity in the Honors College including attendance at the meetings, programs and special events, and at least one diversity event per semester.

A final GPA of at least 3.5 is required for graduation with honors.  See the Honors College Progression Policies for specific GPA and other requirements to maintain Honors College membership throughout enrollment.

Transfer students who have an associate degree or have at least 60 hours of course work at the time of matriculation to Emporia State University will need to consult with the Director of the Honors College to develop a modified honors curriculum plan.

*Contact the Director of the Honors College for more information regarding the Community Engagement Practicum or Honors Thesis.

Graduation With High Honors

CW 111 Honors Seminar I, 3 credit hours

CW 311 Honors Seminar II, 1 credit hour

Honors Adaptive Leadership Challenge (civic leadership training)

Six (6) honors courses (student may select from general education, upper level, or contract courses)

CW 510 Community Engagement Practicum (3 credit hours) or CW 499 Honors Thesis*

Four elective activity points from the list of possible honors elective activity points

Maintain a high level of activity in the Honors College including attendance at the meetings, programs and special events, and at least one diversity event per semester.

A final GPA of at least 3.5 is required for graduation with honors.  See the Honors College Progression Policies for specific GPA and other requirements to maintain Honors College membership throughout enrollment.

Transfer students who have an associate degree or have at least 60 hours of course work at the time of matriculation to Emporia State University will need to consult with the Director of the Honors College to develop a modified honors curriculum plan.

*Contact the Director of the Honors College for more information regarding the Community Engagement Practicum or Honors Thesis.

Updated:  9/1/2017