The mission of the University of Montevallo Honors Program is to provide intellectually talented students with specially designed academic offerings, co-curricular activities, and recognition.
The academic dimension is composed of two types of honors classes. One type is designed to fulfill requirements in the General Education program. The other type of honors class, intended to supplement the student’s course work, consists of seminars on topics best considered in an interdisciplinary context. Seminars often include guest speakers or involve travel to special events or places.
Upon successful completion of honors courses in each year of attendance at the University, a student may be awarded Honors Certificates and the University Honors Degree. Honors students are recognized for their achievements at special occasions during the academic year. Participants will have notations on their transcripts recognizing their participation in the Honors Program for the purpose of alerting prospective employers and graduate schools to the quality and extent of honors work.
How Do I Apply?
To be admitted to the Honors Program, you must first apply for regular admission to the University of Montevallo. Please complete the online application. Applications to the University of Montevallo Honors Program are due by February 1, 2014.
To remain in good standing in the Honors Program, students must maintain an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.2. If a student’s GPA drops below a 3.2, a probation notification will be sent. The student will need to meet the minimum GPA by the end of the following semester. Students must also remain active in the program by completing honors courses each academic year. For any honors courses to be accepted for honors credit, a minimum grade of B must be achieved.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Many institutional scholarships are available to entering freshmen as well as to students transferring from community colleges. In most cases, you are automatically considered for these scholarships if you are admitted to the University prior to the scholarship application deadline.
Outstanding undergraduates are also encouraged to apply to the following:
High School Honors Day
High School Honors Day, held in April each year, is an opportunity for students interested in the Honors Program to see what we have to offer. The day includes such activities as meeting with current Honors students as well as faculty who teach in the program, learning about opportunities specifically oriented toward honors students, and lunch on campus in our dining hall. The final activity of the day will offer attendees who have been accepted to the University the opportunity to pre-register for fall classes. Registration information and a detailed schedule for High School Honors Day will be available at a later date.