Honors Qualifications

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ADMISSIONS GUIDELINES

INCOMING FRESHMEN

  • Achieve BOTH of the following:
    • ACT composite score 25 or higher
    • High school cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0
  • Complete and submit application for admission

 TRANSFER STUDENTS

  • Transfer cumulative GPA of 3.5/.4.0
  • Complete and submit application for admission

CURRENT STUDENTS

  • Defiance College cumulative GPA of 3.25/.4.0
  • Complete and submit application for admission
    Note: Current students may only enter the program before the end of fall semester of their junior year.

REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTINUED MEMBERSHIP

FRESHMAN YEAR

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25/4.0
  • Participate in the Honors section of FYE 100 College Engagement Seminar (unless waived)
  • Maintain sixty percent attendance and participation at meetings and required events over the academic year
  • Enroll in the Honors Seminar in the spring semester (1 credit hour) (optional)
  • Attend the annual McMaster Symposium and Academic Colloquium

SOPHOMORE YEAR

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25/4.0
  • Maintain sixty percent attendance and participation at meetings and required events over the academic year
  • Enroll in honors seminars fall and spring semesters (1 credit hour/semester) (optional)
  • Present at the annual McMaster Symposium and Academic Colloquium

JUNIOR YEAR

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25/4.0
  • Maintain sixty percent attendance and participation at meetings and required events over the academic year
  • Successfully complete a minimum of two honors option courses during fall and spring semesters
  • Present at the annual McMaster Symposium and Academic Colloquium

SENIOR YEAR

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25/4.0
  • Maintain sixty percent attendance and participation at meetings and required events over the academic year
  • Successfully complete a minimum of two honors option courses during fall and spring semesters
  • Present at the annual McMaster Symposium and Academic Colloquium