One goal of the Honors Experience is to meet the challenge of all students who are motivated to achieve academically. As such, the Honors Experience is open to students who have excelled in high school.
Incoming freshman seeking admission to the Honors Program may apply for admission if they have earned an ACT composite score of 22 AND a high school GPA of 3.2 or higher.
Admission Requirements for Transfer & Enrolled Students
Students are eligible to apply to the honors program once they have completed 15 letter graded credit hours with a 3.0 or higher GPA.
Transfer students must submit a transcript of all college work.
To become an honors student, complete and submit an Honors Application to the Honors Experience Office.
Before a student may submit a contract for a course, he or she must have previously applied for and been accepted to the honors program.
An eligible student should approach his or her course instructor beginning during preregistration through the 14th class day of the semester he or she wants to contract a course to discuss possibilities for the contract work. Note: Deadline to submit contract to the Department Chair for approval is the end of the 2nd week of class.
The student should fill out the Honors Contract Approval Form, with the direction and approval of the course instructor. Submit the completed Honors Contract Approval Form, and the regular course syllabus to the appropriate department chair, who, once he or she approves the contract, will forward the signed contract to the Honors Experience Office. The Honors Experience Office will approve the contract no later than three days after the semester’s 14th day of classes.
Once the contracts have been approved, students and instructors should maintain communication to ensure expectations are met and the honors contracts are successfully completed.
The student must complete and submit a Course Reflection form to the Honors Experience Office. These forms are due the last day of finals for review by the Honors Program Committee.
Maintaining Honors Status
All honors students' transcripts will be reviewed each summer by the Honors Program Committee. To maintain honors status, students must:
Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA
Earn a B or higher in each honors course
Complete 10 hours of service per year. Documentation of Volunteer/Service Activity.
Make progress toward completing the honors curriculum requirements by taking at least three honors credits per year. While honors students may contract any course, only the contracts in courses required in the degree program will count toward the 18 honors hours.
A student may do no more than three contracts in a semester and no more than one contract per session for 7 week classes.
Complete 18 credit hours of honors course work in their respective major.
Of the 18 credit hours, 6 hours must be at the 4000 level and 6 must be at the 3000 level.
Complete 12 credit hours of honors course work in their respective major.
Of the 12 credit hours, 6 hours must be from general education courses and 6 hours must be at the 2000 level or above.
In professional programs such as Nursing, Medical Lab Science, and RadTech, a student must complete 6 hours in their major courses.
Honors students who fail to meet any of these requirements will be given one semester of probation to correct any deficiencies. Honor students who fail to meet requirements after a semester of probation will be dismissed from the program. The Honors Program Committee (or a subcommittee thereof) will make the final decision about probation and dismissals.
Any student who contracts with an instructor and is unable to meet the demands of the honors contract may opt out of the contract one time only. Opting out of the honors contract will result in the student being placed on honors program probation, not on official LSUA probation. If a student opts out of his or her contract a second time, that student will no longer be able to participate in the honors program.
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The Honors Experience Office of the Provost LSU at Alexandria 8100 Highway 71 South Alexandria, LA 71302 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (318) 743-6446