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InformationYou must be accepted as an SPC student before you apply to the Honors College. Before you begin, please review the following admission requirements. If you are close to meeting the requirements or have justification for not meeting them, we encourage you to apply. Make sure you have your SPC student number, GPA, number of SPC credits earned and test scores before beginning the application.

SPC Honors College Application 

You can enroll in the SPC Honors College:

  • Directly from high school
  • As an SPC student in Collegiate High School, Early College, Dual Enrollment Program , or Early Admissions Program
  • After completing one or more semesters at SPC
  • When transferring to SPC from another college or university

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements for High School Students:  

  • Be in the top ten percent (10%) of high school graduating class or have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher OR
  • Score of 1200 or higher on the SAT OR
  • Score of 26 or higher on the ACT OR
  • Score of 120+ on the Reading and Writing sections of the College Placement Test (PERT) AND
  • Score of satisfactory on special topic essay

Admission Requirements for students in Collegiate High School, Early College, Dual Enrollment Program, or Early Admissions Program: 

  • College cumulative GPA of 3.5 (unweighted) or higher with at least 12 credits of college coursework AND
  • Academic recommendation for admission to the Honors Program from a counselor or an instructor AND
  • Score of satisfactory on special topic essay

Admission Requirements for SPC Current Students and Transfer Students: 

  • College GPA of 3.5 or higher with at least 12 or more credit hours of college coursework (not including preparatory level courses) AND
  • Satisfactory score on special topic essay AND
  • Two letters of academic recommendation from SPC faculty members (Honors College director, academic dean, or honors advisor)

Continuation Requirements

Requirements to remain in the Honors College (continuation requirements): 

  • GPA of 3.3 or higher in honors courses and enrollment average of 3 credit hours of honors courses per semester
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher by the end of the academic year
  • Involvement in service learning projects and/or extracurricular activities each semester