Students who were not admitted to the UHON program as incoming freshmen may apply for "associate" membership in the UHON Program if they meet the following criteria:
- You must have completed at least 24 hours of graded college credit with a cumulative college GPA of 3.5. (This 24-hour requirement does NOT include credit given for AP exams since that credit does not carry a grade and is not computed in your GPA at UTC.)
- You must have at least three remaining semesters of undergraduate enrollment in which to complete the required UHON curriculum. Ideally, candidates for associate membership who are already enrolled at UTC should apply in the fall semester of the sophomore year, and transfer students should apply immediately following transfer to UTC.
- You must not be on any type of disciplinary probation or suspension from UTC or from any institution from which you are transferring credit.
To apply for associate membership, you should submit the Associate Application Form (pdf file), required essay and teacher recommendations as described on the application form. We consider associate applications once per semester. You should submit all required materials by one of the following deadlines:
- Oct. 1 if you're applying during the fall semester
- March 1 if you're applying during the spring semester
- August 1 if you're applying during the summer semester
If you have a disability that prevents you from applying with this form or you have trouble opening the link above, please contact the UHON Office, and we will provide an alternative means of application that accommodates your needs.
All associate applicants with complete files on each deadline will be contacted within two weeks by email to your official UTC email address. If your application appears that you would be a good fit for the UHON Program, you will be contacted to schedule an interview with one of the UHON administrators. Admission will be granted to the most qualified applicants from each application cycle as space is available.
ineligible for any University Honors Scholarships (which are awarded
only to incoming freshmen), associate members enjoy most of the other
benefits afforded UHON students, including:
- Priority registration for classes
- Opportunity to live in an honors-only section of on-campus housing
- Intensive personal academic advisement and guidance
- Enhanced library borrowing privileges
- 24-hour access to the University Honors Reading Room and computer lab
- Annual cultural stipend to attend selected symphony, opera, cinema and theatre performances
- Opportunities to travel for academic credit with other honors students and faculty
- Employment opportunities, including UHON Student Research Assistantships with faculty in a variety of academic disciplines
- Program-sponsored social events and special programs
throughout the year
Requirements of Membership
After admission to the UHON Program, associates must meet the following maintenance standards:
maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA
take at least 6 hours of UHON courses before graduation
complete a departmental honors thesis during the senior year
- each fall and spring semester, register for and attend the honors seminar (0 credit hrs.) appropriate to the associate's class standing
- participate actively in at least one committee of the UHON Council
Last updated: Feburay 27, 2013.