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. Submit the following materials to the Honors Institute:
    • A completed Honors Institute application
    • One letter of recommendation from a previous instructor
    • A high school transcript and placement scores or a Seminole State transcript
  4. 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 honors coursework and maintain a 3.2 GPA or higher.

STEM 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. Have a minimum ACT score of 25 or a combined SAT score of 1100
  4. Be committed to following a rigorous course of study leading to a major or career in science, engineering or health.
  5. Submit the following materials to the Honors Institute:
    • A completed Honors Institute application
    • Two letters of recommendation from previous English, mathematics or science instructors
    • A high school transcript or a Seminole State transcript
    • A brief academic biography explaining your choice of major and career path
  6. Email Professor Deborah Mead, STEM Program Coordinator.

Scholarship assistance may be available to STEM students in good standing who complete two semesters of Science Seminars and maintain a 3.2 GPA or higher.

Remaining in Honors

Once admitted to the 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. Discuss withdrawing with the Honors Director prior to withdrawing,
  4. Attend a leadership conference or if you are a member of PTK complete the Five Star Edge Certificate.
  5. 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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