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Honors Program

Preliminary Application: The Honors Program at Tennessee Tech

  • The application for admission to Honors must be completed solely by the student.
  • Minimum requirements: 3.5 High school GPA and 26 Composite ACT (or SAT equivalent)
  • Misrepresentation of any information will result in the student's disqualification from admission.
  • Applications must be complete in order to be eligible for review.
  • Deadline to apply: July 9, 2020. Exceptions may be considered for extenuating circumstances.
1. CHECK HERE to indicate that you have read and agree to the terms above.

13-14. Essay Questions:

Use the spaces provided below to write any TWO essays chosen from the list of topics below.

  • You may submit only two essays. Additional entries will not be considered.
  • Each essay should be 250-300 words in length.
  • Avoid clichés and repetition; we want to know specifically about you, not a list of accomplishments and organizations.
  • Choose two topics that provide different perspectives on your experiences and ideas, so that we understand more about you from each essay.

Topic Choices
a. Analyze a failure that you’ve experienced as a leader.

b. What have you done intentionally to shape and change your own life?

c. Write about a situation in which you consciously decided to go against the grain.

d. Describe an issue that engages you, and explain how this Honors Program will allow you to make an impact on this challenge through the opportunities we offer. Avoid generalizations.

e. Ask a question to your future self. Elaborate to show what caused you to choose this question.

16. I verify that the writing and statements in this application are entirely my own. I understand that misrepresentation will result in disqualification of my application to Honors. I have checked my work for completion; incomplete applications will not be reviewed. 


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