Eligibility for Participation
Students who have been accepted for admission to Livingstone College and meet the eligibility criteria may submit an application for membership in the Honors Program. Admission into the program is highly competitive and based on a limited number of openings each year.
First Semester Freshmen: Presidential and Board of Trustee Scholars are offered full admission to the Honors Program as freshmen. Other first semester freshmen must have a 3.3/4.0 high school GPA, and a SAT Math and Verbal combined score of 1050, or a minimum ACT score of 23, with a record of academic courses. All first semester freshmen are required to register for the common section of GED 110: College Skills and the honors section of ENG 131: Freshman Composition, which are only offered in the fall. Successful completions of these courses are required for retention in the Honors Program.
Continuing Freshmen and Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores with at least 15 completed hours of course work at Livingstone College and who have earned a minimum 3.3 GPA, may be admitted to the program by submitting a complete application. The latest point to enter the Honors Program is the first semester of the sophomore year.
Transfer Students: Upon admission, students who are members of an Honors Program at another institution at the time of transfer to Livingstone College are immediately eligible to join Livingstone College Honors Program. Furthermore, students attending community college who were members of Phi Theta Kappa are immediately eligible to join. The latest point to enter the Honors Program for transfer students is the first semester of the junior year.
Retention Standards: A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 must be maintained at all times. If a student’s GPA is below the minimum (but not below a 3.1) the student has one semester to increase the cumulative average to a 3.3 to remain in the Honors Program. Students who wish to resign from the program must submit a letter of resignation to the coordinator and conduct an exit interview by the end of the requesting semester. The Honors Program does not offer readmission.