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Who can do an Honors Project?

  • Incoming freshman must have a high school GPA of 3.6, an ACT score of 25 or an SAT score of 1170.
  • Students with 1-11 earned Kirkwood credits must have a minimum Kirkwood GPA of 3.4 and one of the following: a high school GPA of 3.6, an ACT score of 25 or an SAT score of 1170.
  • Students with at least 12 earned Kirkwood credits must have a minimum Kirkwood GPA of 3.4. (In special circumstances, this requirement may be waived by the honors program chair.)
  • Transfer students from other colleges and universities must have a minimum Kirkwood GPA of 3.4. (In special circumstances, this requirement may be waived by the honors program chair.)


What are the rules and requirements?

  • Students may take up to four honors credits.
  • Students may sign up for one honors credit per faculty member per semester.
  • Students may work on more than one honors project per semester with separate faculty members.
  • Students may develop several projects with the same faculty member in different semesters.
  • Participation in honors projects requires approval from an honors faculty member, the appropriate dean and the honors program chair.


How do you register for an Honors Project?

After choosing an honors topic, a student must:

  • Write a short paragraph describing the proposed topic.
  • Complete a learning contract with the supervising honor faculty.
  • Submit both the paragraph and the learning contract to the honors program faculty chair for approval.
  • Fill out an "Add Form."
  • Submit the learning contract and completed Add Form to the One Stop department, 2nd floor, Kirkwood Hall.