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About the Honors Program at SSU

How do I join the Honors Program?

Admission into the Honors Program at Shawnee State University is selective and competitive. If you're a new SSU student and meet the following minimum criteria, we invite you to apply for the Honors program: 

  • 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 essay and two letters of recommendation


Current SSU students who meet the following minimum selection criteria are also invited to apply:

  • Minimum cumulative SSU GPA of 3.3
  • Completion of Honors Program Application including essay and one letter of recommendation from an SSU faculty member

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Apply for the Honors Program

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)
Connor Madden

“The honors program allows me to dig deeper into subjects to see how they relate to our larger world.”

Connor Madden
English Major  // Portsmouth, OH

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