Admission Requirements

girls on honors patioEntering the Program

To be eligible for the Honors Program, students must have at least a:
27 ACT or 1820 SAT AND a 3.5 GPA or be ranked in the top 10% of their class.

Students who do not meet these criteria on coming to Heidelberg may apply for admission to the Honors Program if they have earned a 3.5 GPA after their first semester.

Transfer students are also invited to participate in the Honors Program provided they meet the high school entry criteria noted above, have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA from an accredited college or university, and can complete the full program in an appropriate time frame.

Continuing in the Program

To remain in good standing in the Honors Program, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher. If the cumulative GPA falls below 3.3, the student may appeal to the Associate Dean of Honors for an additional semester to improve her or his cumulative GPA.

If a student does not complete at least two Honors seminars by the end of the student’s fourth semester, then the Associate Dean of Honors will investigate the student’s intent to complete the Honors Program.

Withdrawal from the Program

If a student is dismissed or voluntarily withdraws from the Honors Program, then he or she has the choice of completing the Honors requirements or approved substitutions, or completing the General Education requirements. If a student wishes to voluntarily withdraw from the Honors Program, she or he must immediately notify the Associate Dean of Honors indicating his or her choice of graduation requirements.