Honors Program Highlights

How do I join the Honors Program?

The Shawnee State Honors Program is selective. New students who meet the following criteria will be considered:

  • Enrolled or planning to enroll in a bachelor's degree program at Shawnee State
  • Minimum ACT composite score of 26 or SAT combined score of 1240
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.5
  • Completion of Honors Program application including an essay

The Appalachian Scholar at SSU

Honors and non-honors students can submit articles for publication in The Appalachian Scholar, a peer reviewed undergraduate journal.

Maintaining Honors Status

To remain in the Honors Program, participate fully in the program:

  • Maintain good academic standing (GPA at least 3.3)
  • Complete the required Honors Curriculum
  • Attend the three Honors Symposia each year and present at one
  • Engage in one experiential learning endeavor (practicum, fellowship, study abroad, etc) with reflection and feedback
  • Participate in one Honors Co-currciular experience each semester (field trip, conference, special lecture)
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