Honors College

In the Honors College students are part of a community combining the advantages of a small liberal arts college with the diversity of a comprehensive state university.  The Honors College offers several opportunities to participate; University Honors (must maintain 3.0 institutional GPA), Distinguished Honors (must maintain 3.0 institutional GPA & complete Honors thesis), and Presidential Honors (must maintain 3.4 institutional GPA & complete Honors thesis). Having these levels of opportunities within the Honors College provides a structured and tiered approach to cater to the diverse needs and aspirations of our student body. It fosters inclusivity, promotes academic excellence, and creates a vibrant and diverse community of scholars. 

The Honors College also provides many opportunities for educational and civic engagement experiences outside of the classroom, including cultural events such as plays, symphonies, ballets art museums in surrounding areas; Alumni networking events; and a month-long study abroad program on the Italian Renaissance in Urbino, Italy.

Incoming first-year students are required to live in the Honors Hall.  Returning and transfer students have the option to live in Honors Hall or make other housing arrangements. The administrative offices, meeting spaces, lounge areas, and honors classrooms are located on the first floor of the Honors Hall, which gives students easy access to Honors academic advising and events.

Furthermore, scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 per year, come with specific participation requirements. Recipients of $4,000 or more engage in Presidential Honors, including Honors seminars and completing an Honors thesis.

For information on the admission standards, program requirements, benefits, Honors Hall, and the application process for the Honors College, please visit our website at www.tarleton.edu/honors  or contact the Honors College at 254-968-1926 or honors@tarleton.edu.