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JWU's Honors Program offers you the opportunity to explore challenging and stimulating courses in greater depth and with enhanced rigor. Students in the honors program take advanced courses to fulfill requirements in their core curriculum. Honors students also have the opportunity to become members of the National Collegiate Honors Council and to attend regional conferences.
Eligible applicants must have taken two college prep mathematics courses and one college prep English course; maintained an average of B or better; placed in the top 25% of the high school graduating class; submitted SAT scores at or above the national average or ACT total composite of 42; and entered JWU in the fall.
The university offers two honors tracks for scholarship recipients: the University Honors Scholar for Chancellor Scholarship recipients and the Honors Scholar track for Presidential Scholarship recipients. University Honors Scholars must fulfill the general program requirements and enroll in the Research Advisory Seminar, which culminates in the submission of an Honors Project or thesis in a student's major or any approved Arts & Sciences topic.
As an Honors student, you'll be enrolled in Honors sections of your freshmen courses; you'll also have the option of choosing the Honors Option (H-Option) for other courses. To receive an honors designation upon graduation, you must successfully complete a number of freshmen honors courses in addition to some H-Option courses.
At the associate level, business, hospitality, and technology students must complete a total of six Honors/H-option courses for the designation. At the bachelor's level, these students must complete a total of 12 Honors/H-option courses and submit a scholarly project for a designation on their degree and transcript.
Students enrolled in the Honors Program often receive preference for on-campus interviews, tutorial positions, resident assistant positions, freshmen housing and residence hall roommate assignments, and early graduation through accelerated coursework.
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