Joining the Honors Program is Easy!
Check the categories below to see if you meet our eligibility requirements. If you do, then complete our Membership Application and return it by mail or in person to the University Honors Program office. There is a one-time, nonrefundable student activity fee of $35 associated with membership; 100 percent of this fee goes to support activities for you as an honors student.
Download the Honors Application (pdf)
Incoming freshmen may join the University Honors Program if they have a composite ACT score of 25 or higher, with no subscore below 20.
Current Nicholls students may join the University Honors Program at any time after earning a GPA of 3.2 or greater in at least 12 credit hours of Nicholls courses and (if applicable) completion of all (if any) developmental courses.
Students who have transferred from other universities may join the University Honors Program after earning a GPA of 3.2 or greater in at least 12 credit hours of Nicholls courses and (if applicable) completion of all (if any) developmental courses.
To remain a member of the University Honors Program, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or greater, must complete at least one honors course per academic year and must work toward earning the University Honors Award at graduation. Upon completion of 18 hours of honors courses, two hours of Honors Forum, one hour of Honors Prospectus and three hours of Honors Thesis, students will earn the Honors Award at graduation and receive Honors Certification on their official university transcript.
For additional information regarding the Honors Program, please refer to our Honors Curriculum Guide.