- Question I’m graduating from high school and applying to University of La Verne. How do I get into the Honors Program?
If you meet a minimum GPA and/or test score threshold, you will be automatically invited to join honors during your admissions process. For incoming first-year students, there are two pathways to receive an invitation. The first requires a high school GPA of 3.75 or above and one of the following: SAT of 1240, ACT of 26, TOEFL of 100, or IELTS of 7.0 or above. The second pathway requires a high school GPA of 4.0 or above without a test score.
Even if you are invited, however, you are not yet in honors. Because we have limited space in each incoming class, you will need to confirm your intent to enroll in the application portal by May 1 each year. You may also need to attend a required Honors Program Overview event prior to matriculation and/or submit a short essay (up to the discretion of program staff). If you confirm your intent to enroll after May 1, you will be placed on a waitlist for honors.
- Question I’m transferring from another college to University of La Verne. How do I get into the Honors Program?
The process is very similar to that outlined above for first-year students. Transfer students who have completed 28 or more semester hours of transferable academic credit with a GPA of 3.5 or above will be invited to apply to honors. You will also need to confirm your intent to enroll as soon as possible.
Additionally, transfer students who have completed an HTCC Honors Transfer Program with an overall transfer GPA of 3.5 will be invited to apply to honors and will also have the 30 required University of La Verne Honors semester hours reduced to 14.
- Question My admission materials say I’m already invited to join honors. Am I in?
Not yet! Now that you’ve been invited, you have to take a few steps on your own – by a deadline of May 1 for incoming first-year students – to confirm your place in honors. First and foremost, this means that you will need to confirm your intent to enroll in the application portal prior to May 1. You may also need to attend a required Honors Program Overview event prior to matriculation and/or submit a short essay (up to the discretion of program staff). If you confirm your intent to enroll after May 1, you will be placed on a waitlist for honors.
- Question Will the Honors Program impact my tuition or financial aid?
The Honors Program is a stand-alone academic program that does not offer scholarships or other forms of financial aid. However, many honors students – because of your academic achievements – may be eligible for merit or other scholarships. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more.
Honors does have one annual scholarship prize, the Carole Fetty Endowed Honors Scholarship Fund. Honors students who are in good standing in honors, who are at least sophomores at the time of application, and who have declared a major in the humanities may submit an essay for consideration each spring semester. Stay tuned for announcements and calls for applications from the honors director or assistant director.