The Honors Program provides talented students with courses that encourage flexibility and integration of knowledge in an atmosphere of collaborative learning. The Honors Program is designed to nurture student involvement in the learning process while fostering inquiry and independent scholarship.
Membership in the Immaculata Honors Program
First-time freshmen: If you meet at least two of the following criteria, you will be invited to join the Honors Program:
- SAT composite score (Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics, and Writing) of 1600 or better
- High School GPA of 3.5 or equivalent
- Top 20% of high school class
If your cumulative GPA falls slightly under 3.5, you may self-nominate and apply to the Honors Program Committee for acceptance.
The committee may also invite second-semester freshmen and first-semester sophomores who have a 3.5 cumulative GPA, as well as transfer students who have completed 24 credits with a GPA of 3.5. Honors courses completed at other institutions with at least a B average will be accepted into the Immaculata Honors Program.
If you transfer to Immaculata with an advanced number of credits, you may be unable to complete the formal Honors Program, but you may apply for membership in the Honors Congress, an affiliate honors program. The Honors Congress requires a 3.5 cumulative GPA and gives students access to all honors courses, programs, extra- and co-curricular activities, and priority registration for classes.
Cultural and Social Activities
Honors students meet socially with faculty each semester during Honors Socials. The Honors Program also sponsors speakers and intercollegiate symposia on campus; encourages students to attend lectures and films; sponsors trips to museums; and involves students in the National Collegiate Honors Council meetings and regional honors conferences.