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The Requirements
 

The Honors College is for SERIOUS and SELF-MOTIVATED students selected as freshmen or sophomores. Only 30 candidates will be selected annually to join the Honors College.

 

For INCOMING FRESHMEN (straight out of high school):

  • High School GPA of at least 3.3

  • Community Service Commitment

  • Plans for Graduate Study

  • 2 letters of recommendation from high school teachers or community leaders

  • A 500 word essay (see application for details)

 

For CONTINUING FRESHMEN:

  • SHAW GPA of at least 3.3 at the end of the first semester

  • Successful completion of at least 15 credit hours

  • Community Service Commitment

  • Plans for Graduate Study

  • 2 letters of recommendation from Shaw professors

  • A 500 word essay (see application for details)

 

For SOPHOMORES:

  • SHAW cumulative GPA of at least 3.3

  • Successful completion of at least 30 hours

  • Community Service Commitment

  • Plans for Graduate Study

  • 2 letters of recommendation from Shaw professors

  • A 500 word essay (see application for details)