Joining the Honors Program
What are the qualifications for becoming an Honors Program student?
The Honors Program at Cincinnati State is open to part-time and full-time degree seeking students in all divisions who meet Honors Program entrance criteria. Once admitted to a divisional degree program, you may apply for the Honors Program if you have at least the following COMPASS placement test scores: Reading 89; Writing 85; Math 46.
In addition to your placement test score, you must meet one or more of the following criteria:
- High school GPA of 3.25 or higher
- High school graduation ranking in the top 20%
- ACT score of 26 or above
- 12 credit hours as a current student at Cincinnati State with a minimum 3.25 GPA
- 12 credit hours as a transfer student with a minimum 3.25 GPA
I meet the qualifications, how do I apply?
If you meet the qualification criteria, submit a completed Honors application, a personal essay, and two letters of recommendation. You can download the Honors application online.