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Eligibility Requirements

The Honors Program is open to all recent high school graduates, continuing students, and returning adults meeting appropriate academic requirements. Depending upon the individual situation, all Honors students receive either the Presidents' Scholarship or the Honors Achievement Scholarship.

Honors students are expected to enroll in at least one three-credit Honors course each term (excluding summer sessions), to carry a minimum of three credit hours (for Honors Achievement Award students) or twelve (for Presidents' Scholarship students), and to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better. Participants' efforts will be reviewed each term to determine continuance in the program. All students in the program must be in good standing, academically and otherwise.

Honors students are encouraged to contact the Honors Office if they are experiencing academic difficulties. It is important to understand that dropping a class may cause forfeiture of the scholarship, if the minimum number of credit hours is not maintained.

Withdrawal from the Program for any reason requires a written notification to the Honors Office.

Benefits of the Honors Program
  • Honors recognition on transcripts
  • Cultural and social activities, including events with Phi Theta Kappa, a national Honors Fraternity
  • Potential financial benefits by applying for additional scholarships for eligible students:
    • Chancellor's=tuition for a full academic year (in-county tuition) plus a cash amount for books; Foundation=$1,000; All AZ/USA Today; ASU Alliance Scholarship Honors Forum Lecture Series
    • Increased contact with other Honors students and excellent Honors faculty through district-wide Honors conventions
    • Membership in a community of scholars
    • Recommendation Letters for Universities and/or jobs