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2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Honors Program

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Program Director: Ms. Donna Menis

The Honors Program at Saint Francis is a full four-year curriculum designed to challenge intellectually ambitious students from all disciplines. While pursuing their major field of study, students enroll in Honors courses, which allow in-depth, creative study of a variety of subject areas. Students interested in the Honors Program should contact the Program Director. Special permission may be granted for students not in the program to participate in various Honors activities.

Honors graduates receive a special diploma affixed with the Honors Program seal signifying successful completion of all program requirements. All courses earning Honors credit are duly noted on official college transcripts.

The Bach Family Honors House, on the edge of campus, provides a 24 hour study lounge for all Honors students and housing for nine upperclassmen.

The program is supervised by the Provost and the Director of the Honors Program. An Honors Program Committee, comprised of students and faculty, assists the Director.

Who May Apply?

Entering Freshmen:

— upper one-fifth high school class rank
— 3.25 quality point average (cumulative)
— 1200 combined SAT score, emphasis on the verbal score
— extracurricular activities
— faculty/guidance counselor recommendations
— interview with Honors Program Director (or designate)

Students deficient in one or more areas may be admitted to the program at the discretion of the Honors Program Director.

Current Students:

Students beyond their first semester at Saint Francis who wish to enroll in the Honors Program may petition the director for admission if the following criteria are met:

— 3.25 quality point average (cumulative)
— two letters of recommendation from Saint Francis faculty who have taught the student
— interview with Honors Program director

Transfer Students:

Transfer students who defer their application for one semester or more may apply in accordance with the criteria for “Current Students” (directly above). Those who apply immediately will follow the criteria below:

— 3.25 quality point average (cumulative) from transfer institution(s)
— two letters of recommendation from faculty who have taught the student at previous institution(s)
— interview with Honors Program director
— all requirements for “Entering Freshmen” listed above

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