Honors Eligibility Requirements

The requirements for admission to the Elliott T. Bowers Honors College are as follows:

Incoming freshman:

  • 1200 SAT (test taken before March 2016), 1270 SAT (test taken after March 2016) (verbal + math) OR
      • 27 ACT composite score OR
      • Graduated in the top 10 percent of your high school class

       Current SHSU students:

      • Cumulative SHSU GPA of 3.40 or higher
      • Freshman or Sophomore status

       Transfer students:

      • Cumulative transfer GPA of 3.40 or higher
      • Freshman or Sophomore status

      If you are not a freshman or sophomore, please contact the Dean of Honors at (936) 294-1477 or honors@shsu.edu concerning your eligibility.

      If you feel that you might be eligible for the College, but your standardized test scores fall below the minimum requirements, you are encouraged to apply. SAT and ACT scores are only one of the requirements considered during the selection process. You may want to include an explanation outlining why you believe that you would be a successful Honors student.

      Honors Logo

      The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College

      Academic Building IV Suite 201 | Box 2479 | Huntsville, Texas 77341-2479

      Phone: (936) 294.1477Call: (936) 294.1477 | Fax: (936) 294.1090Call: (936) 294.1090 | Email: honors@shsu.edu

      Follow us on Facebook               Follow us on Twitter

      Sam Houston State Logo

      Sam Houston State University | Huntsville, Texas 77341 | (936) 294-1111 | (866)BEARKAT Member TSUS
      © Copyright Sam Houston State University | All rights reserved. | Contact Web Editor