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Eligibility Criteria

The application period for the Honors Program has now closed.

GraduateIncoming students

Incoming students must meet at least one of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for admission to the Columbus State Honors Program:

  • An overall high school GPA of 3.5 or greater (on a 4.0 scale).
  • In the top 15% of his or her high school graduating class.
  • Score of 25 or greater on the ACT.
  • Score of 1150 or greater on the SAT (Critical Reading & Math only).
  • ALEKS math placement score of 58 or greater & Accuplacer reading score of 80 or greater; writing score of 6 or greater; and science score of 30 or greater.
    * Columbus State Placement Test

NOTE: COMPASS scores will be considered for students who took Columbus State placement tests prior to September 2016:

  • Place in Math 1150 on COMPASS math
  • Score of 94 or higher on COMPASS reading and writing assessment

Current students

Current students must meet at least one of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for admission to the Columbus State Honors Program:

  • Completed at least 15 hours of college-level coursework with a GPA of 3.4 or greater both overall and in all college-level courses at Columbus State.
  • Be nominated by a Columbus State faculty member.