Honors Program

The Honors Program gives academically talented students an enriched, stimulating learning opportunity at JWU. Honors students explore engaging, challenging coursework, as well as exciting career and education opportunities outside the classroom.

Potential benefits include preference for on-campus interviews, membership in various national honor societies, tutorial positions, resident assistant positions and early graduation through accelerated coursework.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will have an Honors designation on your diploma and transcript and walk with Honors regalia at graduation.

Am I Eligible?
Students are selected by Admissions to join the Honors program upon entrance to the university. To be eligible, you must have:

  • Taken a college prep curriculum
  • Maintained an average of B or better
  • Placed in the top 25% of the high school graduating class
  • Submitted SAT/ACT scores at or above the national average
  • Entered JWU in the fall of your first year

Coursework
Depending on your field of study, Honors courses may include Quantitative Analysis, Honors English Composition, Honors Communication Skills, Honors Economics, Honors Leadership and others.

All classes on the North Miami Campus are eligible to be taken as Honors designation and are assigned as H-Option. SHARP-eligible applicants may also register for H-Option courses. 

Applying
We encourage applicants to enter during the fall term of their freshman year. If you do not enter the university as an Honors Student, you may still apply for the Honors Program if you have a 3.4 grade point average after your first term. 

Honors Program Application (81K PDF)

For more information, contact Petas Bonaparte, Honors coordinator, at 305-892-7649. 

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