To be eligible for the program, incoming freshmen need to have an ACT score of 25 or higher and a 3.5/4.0 high school GPA. Students will submit an essay that demonstrates their writing ability. Students who believe their academic ability and leadership qualities are not accurately reflected by their ACT and GPA scores may apply and discuss these issues with the director.
To be considered, students must have at least a 3.5 GPA in college-level classes and submit an application essay as well as a recommendation form to be completed by a Professor.
Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher to remain in the program. If a student’s GPA falls below 3.5, the student is given one semester of probation to bring the GPA to 3.5 or higher.
The program will foster the intellectual, academic, and social growth of a select group of students who are dedicated, curious, imaginative, and excited about learning and intellectual inquiry. To build community among the participants and make connections with the faculty, students take a core curriculum of classes together as a cohort. Students complete the required 20 hours of course work and during their final two semesters, students complete a thesis or similar project and present it to the campus community.