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Honors Program

The Honors Program at Delta State provides enhanced educational and cultural experiences for talented and academically committed students within an environment that fosters discovery and creativity. Students accepted into the program become Honors Fellows and enjoy benefits such as smaller class size, priority for early registration each semester, and recognition at the university commencement ceremonies. In addition, Honors Fellows will have access to opportunities for co- and extra-curricular activities, including but not limited to cross-cultural experiences, civic engagement, and lectures. The Honors Program also provides mentoring and advising opportunities for Fellows.

Thank you for your interest in the Honors Program at Delta State University!

2013 MSHC photo (2)

Pictured:
Gared Watkins and Mason Shelton at the first annual Mississippi Honors Council Conference at Mississippi State University, March 2013.

Learn more about the DSU Honors Program and the qualifications needed to apply.

The Program – The Honors Program at Delta State provides enhanced educational and cultural experiences for talented and academically committed students within an environment that fosters discovery and creativity.
 
Qualifications Admission – A select number of High school students applying to DSU as incoming freshmen are selected as Delta State University Honors Fellows for each academic year. Guidelines for consideration include: a composite ACT score of 26 or higher (no sub-score may be below 17), a high school GPA of 3.5+ (4.0 scale), and documented evidence of leadership and community engagement. An application packet consists of a checklist, the application form, a page listing extracurricular activities, two letters of recommendations from non-family members, and two essays. Applicants who may not otherwise meet all the ACT and/or GPA qualifications will be considered for admission on the basis of their exceptional achievements in other areas.
 
Retention – An Honors Fellow must be a full-time student each semester. Students with less than 60 credit hours must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3+ and students with more than 60 credit hours must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5+. Probationary status may be granted for one semester only.

 

Advantages and Opportunities

 

Benefits – Honors fellows will enjoy benefits such as smaller class size, priority for early registration each semester, and recognition at the university commencement ceremonies. In addition, Honors Fellows will have access to opportunities for co- and extra-curricular activities, including but not limited to cross-cultural experiences, civic engagement, and lectures. The Honors Program also provides mentoring and advising opportunities for Fellows.
 

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Mike Smith
Interim Director, Delta State University Honors Program
Division of Languages and Literature
DSU Box 3215
Cleveland, MS 38733
honors@deltastate.edu

Application Checklist
Entrance Essays

Page last updated August 2016.