About Tech Honors
What is Tech Honors? Start here.
Honors is an academic program whose mission is to provide smaller, in-depth classes and co-curricular opportunities for intellectually ready students. We strive to help students develop their individual strengths--both within and beyond their majors--through research, leadership, civic engagement and service, communication, team-building, and greater cultural understanding.
Tech Honors is for students who have the initiative, intellectual drive, and creative thinking skills to explore and inquire.
It's not just about what looks good on a resume:
Tech Honors is about being more: a scholar who is
- Openminded, ready to think and question as a citizen of the world,
- A creative problem-solver, ready to look for reliable sources and to try new approaches.
Honors means serving the world more deeply through a commitment to integrating:
- Critical thinking that goes beyond formulaic, easy paths
- Servant leadership that goes beyond simple solutions
- Continued growth: a commitment to process, not simply completing requirements.
Learning how to ask more penetrating questions in all aspects of life--and doing so with a supportive community of thinkers--is at the heart of the Honors experience.
For First-Year College Students
If you are entering college as a full-time student for the first time, see How to Apply, even if you earned college credit while in high school). We look for a minimum ACT score of 26, a GPA of 3.5, and evidence of the qualities described above.
For Transfer Students and Current Tech Students
If you are a current Tech student or are transferring to Tech, you must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA after completing at least twelve credit hours as a full-time college student, and must submit a plan for completing the required 22 Honors credit hours with your application materials. You must have at least four semesters remaining before graduation. Please see For Transfer and Continuing Students in this section of the Honors website for full directions.
To find out more about how you can be a part of Honors at Tech, click on the links
to the left.