Invitations will be extended to entering freshmen who have a combined SAT score
of at least 1250 and who are graduating in the top 10% of their high school class.
Entering freshmen coming from a high school that does not rank, or who have not
taken the SAT will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Invitations may be extended to current Randolph-Macon students who have at least
a 3.4 quality point average. Any student of the College may apply for admission
to the Collegiate Honors Council. A strong academic record, recommendation by a
faculty member, and approval by the Council are required for admission.
To remain in the Program, a student must
1. Achieve a 3.0 cumulative quality point average by the end of the freshman year,
and maintain a 3.25 cumulative quality point average at the end of every semester
2. Earn at least a B- in each honors course taken.
3. Make satisfactory progress toward a degree.
4. Make progress toward completion of the Honors Program requirements.
Participants may withdraw from the Program at any time.
A student may apply for readmission as long as enough time remains to complete Program
requirements. Readmission requires a letter requesting reinstatement, attainment
of the minimum quality point average required for remaining in the program, and
approval by the Collegiate Honors Council.
To graduate with honors, a participant in the Honors Program must complete at least
four Collegiate Honors Courses (usually
by the end of the Junior year).
In addition, a participant in the Honors Program must complete at least two
Departmental Honors units. Completing one of the following may satisfy a
Departmental Honors unit:
1. Any Departmental Honors course (courses numbered 487 or 488).
2. An independent study course.
3. An Honors Contract in a regular course.
4. A senior project course.
5. The Schapiro Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program.