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Honors Program Application

Submissions for fall entrance into Snow College will be evaluated in April or May. Submissions by current Snow College students accepted year-round.

The Snow College Honors Program values intellectual curiosity and a love of learning. The Honors Program provides rigorous learning opportunities for students interested in deep interdisciplinary learning and formal and informal mentoring opportunities.

If you are interested in joining the Honors Program and enhancing your educational experience at Snow College, please fill out the following application.

Applications are reviewed by the Honors Program Directors and/or Honors Program Committee. Applications are considered holistically using the following criteria:

  • Depth of thought and critical thinking, including specific support and examples
  • Thoughtful consideration of Honors Program and your personal educational goals
  • Quality of writing

Basic Application Questions

Please provide the following information. Information is confidential and will be used for advising and informing students of Honors activities.

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Personal Statement and Short Essay

Honors Program Qualifications

Typical Snow College Honors students have the following characteristics:

  • Problem solvers
  • Interested in interactive peer-to-peer learning
  • Creative thinkers
  • Curious about a variety of disciplines
  • Innovative in personality or thinking processes
  • Invested in class-discussion-based learning
  • Dedicated to working closely with faculty mentors

The Snow College Honors Program does not have a minimum requirement for GPA or test scores, though a typical Honors student has an GPA of at least 3.5 or an ACT composite score of 26.

An Honors Program Course

A typical Honors Program course has the following characteristics:

  • Utilize course materials in addition to or instead of a standard textbook. Primary sources may be part of these non-textbook course materials.
  • Encourage discussion and student participation instead of relying solely on a traditional lecture and test format.
  • Teach research skills, require in-depth reading, promote writing skills, and provide critical thinking opportunities.
  • Be led by teachers who are highly accessible to students, engaging in the classroom, and academically excellent.
  • Utilize interdisciplinary connections or be paired with other classes.
  • Include input from students on class policies, content, and assessments.
  • Explore the history or philosophy of a discipline.
  • Involve student travel, guest presenters, or service learning.

Personal Statement

Please submit a short personal statement (about 500 words long) that illustrates your interest in the Honors Program, how you see the program aligning with your educational goals, and how you see yourself contributing to the Honors Program as a student. Remember that this statement will be evaluated, in part, on writing quality, so please proofread carefully.

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Short Essay

Please answer ONE of the following questions thoroughly in about 300 words. Remember that this essay will be evaluated, in part, on writing quality, so please proofread carefully.

  • Pick one of your extracurricular interests, describe what it is, and explain how it has helped you grow as an individual.
  • Give an example of a time you had to overcome a challenge outside of your control. How did you develop as an individual as a result of this challenge?
  • Pick an influential person in your life (could be either someone you know personally or someone you admire who has made a significant contribution to the world) and explain how that person has made an impact on you. In what ways has this person's influence motivated you?
  • Identify something you have created yourself and explain the process you used to create it. What did this process teach you? How has this creation benefited you or others?
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