2019-2020 Catalog (Current)

Honors Program Associate Level

Degree Type: Certificate
College(s): Retention and Student Success

Why Choose an Associate's Level Honors Program?



What is an Honors Program?



Why should I take Honors courses?

Admission Requirements

New Students

  • Students who have applied to Ferris State University who meet two of the following three criteria are invited to apply for the Honors program:
    • Cumulative High School GPA of 3.50 or higher (on a 4.00 scale)
    • Composite ACT 25 or Combining Math and Reading SAT 1150 or higher
    • Ranked in the Top 10% of Graduating Class by GPA
  • Students who are close to meeting the criteria for invitation and have records of significant and meaningful extracurricular academic achievement (Odyssey of the Mind, Editor of Student Newspaper/Yearbook, Debate/Forensics, ect.), outstanding community service or exemplary leadership positions will be considered for invitation following individual review of those credentials by the Honors Program staff. 
  • To apply to the Honors program, each student must
    • Complete an application (Available on Ferris State University Honors Webpage), which records the student's commitment to service and leadership, as well as his or her aspiration for education.
    • And then complete one of the following:
      • Submit an essay or video
      • Attend the Honors invitational, where they participate in a demonstration class.
      • The essay/video and demonstration class are judged by Faculty. The scores are melded with the application score, as well as the standard ACT/SAT and high school GPA/ Students are then admitted by the Director, in consultation with Honors faculty. 

Transfer Students

  • 3.30 cumulative college GPA (on a 4.00 scale) in at least 12 credits, none of which are remedial or developmental classes. 
  • No academic or conduct violations at a previous institution
  • Previous membership in Honors Program, or completion of HOnors coursework, if available.
  • Honors application, which records the students' commitment to service and leadership, as well as his or her aspiration for education. 

Graduation Requirements

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