About University Honors
The goal of University Honors is to provide the student enhanced access to a great faculty and the tools to create an education second to no other among the nation’s elite. We seek students ready to assume control of their lives, and students with a desire to enjoy college as a world-class intellectual adventure.
Benefits of University Honors
For over two decades, University Honors at Virginia Tech has been designed to provide an array of choices for students of exceptional abilities. During their academic career, Honors students select their preferences from among these choices to unleash their full potential.
We consider the classroom as a launching pad for involvement in the other avenues of Honors including undergraduate research, international travel experiences, varied cultural opportunities, selected collegiums, beneficial community service projects, key instruction for internationally competitive scholarships and interaction with some of the other great minds that comprise this exceptional program.
In a setting as large as Virginia Tech, University Honors allows students an intimate, small college environment with all the advantages of a world leading teaching, research and service institution.
Along with interaction with superior teachers and students, your education will be enhanced by:
- Enriched curriculum options;
- Direct and personal contacts with top faculty;
- Intensive academic advising from individuals who are familiar with the numerous choices associated with the university;
- Honors independent study and research options;
- Priority registration (applies after first semester);
- Excellent placement of graduates into nationally ranked graduate schools and professional sites.
Students from every college within the university are represented in the program, and wherever your academic or extracurricular interests, you make the selections from the vast array of options found in University Honors at Virginia Tech.
Eligibility to stay in Honors
Honors students are expected to work towards an Honors diploma. Students who have been in the program for several semesters without progress can be removed at the Program's discretion. If a student's cumulative Virginia Tech GPA falls below the required 3.50 s/he will be removed from the Honors Program and can not earn Honors credit until s/he raises one's GPA and has officially requested to be reinstated.
There are five activities where it is essential that you work with the staff in Honors.
- Application to University Honors
- Course of Study Planner Meeting
- Review of Progress Survey
- Declaration of Honors Diploma
- Application for an Honors Diploma