Honors Scholar Program

Honors Scholar Program – Requirements

The High Point University Honors Scholar Program offers a series of enriching, challenging and intellectually stimulating learning opportunities for academically superior students. While honors courses are open to all High Point University students, those not in the Honors Scholar Program must obtain the permission of the course instructors.

Guidelines for Admission:

  1. Incoming freshmen will be offered membership in the Honors Scholar Program if they possess a high school GPA of 3.45 or higher and a combined math and verbal SAT score of 1250 or higher or ACT score of 28 or higher.
  2. Any current student may apply for the program after the start of the second semester of his/her first year. Applications are available in the Honors Scholar Program office, David Hayworth Hall 216.
  3. In addition to a completed written application, applicants must present a copy of their college transcript indicating that they possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.45.
  4. Students must apply to the program by the beginning of their junior year.
  5. Incoming transfer students who possess a cumulative GPA of 3.45 or greater may apply for admissions to the program.
  6. Up to 12 credit hours of honors courses from another institution may be counted toward the fulfillment of the Honors Program requirements.
  7. Recommendation for program admission will be based on the review of all application materials by the Honors Scholar Program committee.

Continuation in the Honors Scholar Program:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.45.
  2. If a student’s cumulative GPA drops below 3.45, he/she will be placed on membership probation for one semester. If his/her GPA remains below 3.45, he/she will no longer be eligible to remain in the Honors Scholar Program. The student may, however, apply for reinstatement as soon as he/she brings his/her GPA back up to 3.45.
  3. The student may receive 4 hours of honors credit for Study Abroad experiences. Guidelines for earning honors status for those Study Abroad hours are available from the director of the Honors Scholar Program.
  4. The student may earn honors credit from non-honors courses at the 3000- or 4000-level. The modifications for those courses should be expressed via an “honors contract,” a form signed by student, teacher, and director of the Honors Scholar Program. Contract forms are available from the director of the Honors Program.
  5. Eight hours may be contracted in 3000- and 4000-level non-honors courses.

Graduation Requirements for All University Honors:

To be designated a graduate with All University Honors, the student must:

  1. Achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.45.
  2. Complete a minimum of 32 semester hours of honors courses. Four semester hours must be the seminar Honors 4000. All honors courses on a graded basis (i.e., no Pass/Fail).
  3. No more than 16 credit hours of honors courses may be taken at the 1000- and 2000-level.


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