Undergraduate Honors Program

Admission to the Program

Alvernia encourages qualifying students to apply for admission to the Honors Program.  We seek students with demonstrated academic ability and a desire to learn and be challenged.  Incoming students may apply online to the Program prior to their freshmen year.  Students will be enrolled upon the discretion of the Director.

Students are able to join the program after their first semester (or upon transferring to the university) with a collegiate GPA of 3.5, the recommendation of a professor, and/or permission from the Director. Students wishing to join the program after their first semester must submit a letter of intent to the Director of the Program.

Letter of Intent

The Honors Program seeks individuals with a passion for learning new things, a willingness to achieve excellence, and a sense of excitement about college and their future. In order to assess your interest, please address the following questions in your letter of intent:

  • Why would you like to be in the Honors Program?
  • What talents or skills would you bring to the Program that are important or unique?
  • Which is more important to you—good grades or enhanced understanding of a subject? Why?
  • What is your dream job? How will your undergraduate education help you get there?

Contact Information

Honors Contact

Victoria Williams, Ph.D.
Director of Honors Program

Francis Hall 406

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