Admissions Requirements and Procedures

The Art Phyllis Grindle Honors Institute

Seminole State's honors programs are open to degree-seeking students who meet the requirements described below. Admission is granted on a rolling basis. There is no application deadline.

Honors Diploma and Certificate Programs

  1. Apply and be accepted to Seminole State College.
  2. Graduate from high school with a 3.2 GPA or higher or earn a 3.2 GPA or higher in six hours of college-credit classes.
  3. Achieve acceptable scores on one or more placement tests.
    • ACT: 23 or higher
    • SAT: 1050 or higher either in math and reading or math and writing
    • PERT: 109 or higher in reading, 104 or higher in sentence structure and 118 or higher in math
    • CPT: 95 or higher in reading and 75 or higher in math
  4. Submit the following materials to the Honors Institute:
    • A completed Honors Institute application
    • Two letters of recommendation from previous English, humanities, mathematics or science instructors
    • A high school transcript and placement scores or a Seminole State transcript
  5. Contact the Honors Office to schedule an interview and on-site writing test.

Scholarship assistance is available to Honors Diploma and Honors Certificate students in good standing who successfully complete three credit hours of honors coursework and maintain a 3.2 GPA or higher.

Science Diploma Program

  1. Apply and be accepted to Seminole State College.
  2. Graduate from high school with a 3.3 GPA or higher or earn a 3.3 GPA or higher in six hours of college-credit classes.
  3. Be committed to following a rigorous course of study leading to a major or career in science, engineering or health.
  4. Submit the following materials to the Honors Institute:
    • A completed Honors Institute application
    • Two letters of recommendation from previous English, humanities, mathematics or science instructors
    • A high school transcript and placement scores or a Seminole State transcript
    • A brief academic biography explaining your choice of major and career path
  5. Email or phone Professor Deborah Mead, Science Diploma advisor, at 407.708.2208.

Scholarship assistance is available to Science Diploma students in good standing who complete two semesters of Science Seminar and maintain a 3.2 GPA or higher.

Remaining in Honors

Once admitted to the Art & Phyllis Grindle Honors Institute, students must meet a number of requirements — with encouragement and assistance from the honors director and faculty — to remain in good standing.

Student Obligations and Responsibilities
  1. Maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA or higher.*
  2. Renew honors scholarships each term.
  3. Withdraw from no more than one class. (Students risk losing scholarships if they withdraw from more than one class.)
  4. Participate in honors functions.
  5. Attend a leadership conference, sponsored by the Office of Student Life.
  6. Conduct self with honor and integrity at all times. Plagiarism and other forms of misconduct are grounds for dismissal from the program.

* Students who fail to maintain the required GPA will be placed on probation for one term and will lose their scholarship money. Full status as an honors student will be restored if the student's GPA meets the minimum requirement at the conclusion of the probationary period.

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