- Maintain an ISU GPA of 3.50 or above
- Attend your College’s Honors Orientation Meeting
- Complete your College Honors Requirements including honors courses, seminars, Program of Study, and your Honors Project
- Share your Honors Project at the Honors Poster Presentation
- Submit your Project Abstract and Project Abstract Acknowledgement (doc) and Post Graduation Information Form prior to graduation
All colleges have these requirements in common:
- You should plan to take at least two Honors courses and two Honors seminars during your time at ISU.
- You may apply to your college’s Honors Program if you have at least 48 credits remaining before graduation. On a standard four-year program, this generally means that applications must be submitted no later than the fall of your junior year.
- You need to submit a Program of Study to the chair of your college’s Honors Committee (see resource list below), typically at the end of sophomore/beginning of junior year.
- You need to complete an Honors Project; project forms are typically due at the beginning of your senior year (two semesters before graduation). Most colleges require students register for a minimum number of research credits.
- First-Year Honors Program:
- LIB 160
- ENG 250H
- HON 121
- Creating Your Honors Path
- First-Year Mentor Program: HON 290H
- Submit your Letter of Intent for Honors Program membership.
- Honors courses & seminars
- FHP Leader position & Honors Student Board
- Service learning
- Learn about nationally competitive awards (fellowships/scholarships)
Completing the Degree Program Assignment for your First-Year HON 121 seminar does not complete the application process for admission to your College Honors Program.
You must submit a Letter of Intent.
- Attend your College Honors Program orientation/information session
- Attend your College Honors Program orientation/information session if you have not already done so
- Meet with your College's Honors advisor and submit your Program of Study
- Begin brainstorming your Honors Project & identify a faculty mentor
- Prepare to apply for nationally competitive awards (fellowships / scholarships)
- Meet with faculty/your advisor to submit your Project Proposal (recommended)
- Last chance to submit Honors Project Proposal & complete Project
- Present your project: Poster Presentation, Research Symposium, Research in the Capitol, National Conferences
- Apply for nationally competitive awards (fellowships/scholarships) & graduate school/jobs
- Finish remaining Honors requirements and GRADUATE with HONORS!