Admissions and Graduation Requirements

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Admissions and Graduation Requirements
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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

Graduation Requirements with Honors Diploma or Certificate

To earn an honors college diploma or certificate, you must complete the 3-credit Honors Cornerstone Seminar IDH-2029H AND one of the following:

  • For an Honors diploma, you must earn 18 credit hours of honors-designated courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • For an Honors certificate, you must earn 11 credit hours of honors-designated courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher