The University Honors Program brings together students like you--students who have excelled in high school--to create a unique and powerful learning experience. Interested in learning more? Read the answers to frequently-asked questions about the program.
What is the University Honors Program?
Why have I been invited to join the University Honors Program?
What are the benefits of participating in the University Honors Program?
- Signature Education - excellent courses and enhanced educational opportunities
- Social and cultural events just for University Honors Program students
- Honors Student Lounge - offers students a welcoming environment for studying, conversation, snacks, and Honors program committee meetings. It features a book collection, informal seating, coffee and a kitchen.
- Honors Housing - When first-year students join the University Honors Program, they are placed together in University housing. They build community within the Honors program, but also meet students from across the University.
- A statement on your transcript that you have met the graduation requirements of the University Honors Program, letters of recommendation and special recognition at the graduation ceremony
What is expected of me if I join the University Honors Program?
To join the University Honors Program you should:
- Participate in official University Honors Program activities (about three to five per semester), dependent on your schedule. Many opportunities will be available. Past activities have included trips to New York City and its museums, tours of New Haven, theater productions and organized trips to the movies.
- Take an honors section of FYS 101 during Fall semester of your freshman year
- Take the required honors courses for your program
- Participate in a senior capstone or seminar experience
Do students in the University Honors Program have harder courses?
Do students in the University Honors Program have higher GPAs?
What do I have to do to register for my Honors courses?
If you join the University Honors Program, you will automatically be:
- Assigned an Honors adviser for your major area
- Registered for relevant Honors courses in the fall
What do I need to do to stay in the University Honors Program?
- Maintain a 3.3 GPA
- Continue to participate in the approximately three to five official University Honors Program activities that will take place each semester
- Complete (in most cases) a total of eight honors level courses while at Quinnipiac
What happens after I let you know that I wish to join the program?
Your University Honors experience will begin with special meetings during the June orientation weekend and fall semester move-in and will continue through a wide variety of cultural, academic and social events during the academic year. Your first semester will include participation in an honors section of FYS 101, Quinnipiac's introductory University curriculum course.
When do I need to decide?
I still have questions, how can I learn more?
There are several ways to learn more! You can:
- Meet students and faculty in the University Honors Program by coming to the honors reception on one of the Admitted Student Days. There will be an honors reception each afternoon.
- Chat with students and faculty during the honors chat session. (We'll send you an e-mail with dates and more information.)
- Contact Professor Kathy Cooke, director of the Honors program, by phone at 203-582-3475 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.