Honors Program

The Honors Program at Ohio Christian University is planned to prepare students for graduate studies. The honors program enhances the undergraduate educational experience of students who have demonstrated high academic proficiency throughout high school or through their first year of college.

 

Honors Program Admission Requirements

Admission to the Honors Program in the First/Freshman Year

Students beginning their first full year of college are eligible for admission into the Honors Program. They must satisfy the following requirements:
  • ACT composite score of 27 or above, or SAT composite score of 1820 or above.
  • High School GPA of 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Two references in writing from persons familiar with the academic abilities of the applicant.
  • Submission of a completed Honors Program Application form and 300-350 word essay.
  • Interview with the Honors Program Committee.

Second Year Admission

Students may be admitted to the honors program at the beginning of their second year and may waive no more than three of the required honors classes. Students waiving two or more honors classes must enroll in their senior project for 4 or 5 hours of credit.
 

Admission to the Honors Program in the Second/Sophomore Year

Students who do not meet all of the requirements for admission at the beginning of their freshman year, or those who do not seek admission as first-year students may apply to the program at the beginning of their second year if they satisfy the following requirements:
  • Completion of at least 26 credit hours with a 3.5 GPA.
  • Letters of reference from two OCU professors.
  • Submission of a completed Honors Program Application form and 300-350 word essay.
  • Interview with the Honors Program Committee.

Admission to the Honors Program as a Transfer Student

Students transferring to Ohio Christian University at or before the start of their second/sophomore year may be admitted to the Honors Program if they satisfy the following requirements:
  • 3.5 GPA in all undergraduate work completed.
  • ACT composite score of 27 or above, or SAT composite score of 1210 or above.
  • Letter of recommendation from two professors at the previously attended college or university.
  • Submission of a completed Honors Program Application form and 300-350 word essay.
  • Interview with the Honors Program Committee.