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 1310 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 and prior to the beginning of his/her junior year. Contact the Honors Scholar Program Director for additional information.
  3. 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 Honors Scholar Program Director.

How to Apply:

To be considered for membership into the Honors Scholar Program, you must first submit your High Point University undergraduate admissions application.

If you would like to be considered for HPU’s Honors Scholar Program, please complete your application through Slideroom.


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