HONORS INFORMATION FOR:
Utah Valley University
PLANS A & B

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HONORS
CONTACT:
 
Dr. Kate McPherson
Honors Program Director
Utah Valley University
800 West University Parkway, MS 274
Orem, UT 84058-5999

PHONE: 801-863-8055
FAX: 801-863-6562
E-MAIL: kmcpherson@uvu.edu

Enrollment in the home campus is required.
A GPA of 3.5 is also required.
 
ABOUT THE
PROGRAM:
 
PROGRAM
Honors is a community of engaged scholars— both students and faculty—devoted to learning, pursuing excellence in the classroom, and participating in a world of ideas that extends throughout and beyond the campus. Open to highly motivated students pursuing any associate or baccalaureate degree, Honors provides opportunities to realize academic, professional, and human potential. Honors offers small courses with outstanding faculty featuring innovative classroom approaches, experiential learning, cultural events, and unique social gatherings.

TO APPLY TO THE HONORS PROGRAM
Students wishing to apply for admission to the Honors Program and/or its Housing Award should print and complete sections A, B, and C of the application form and submit it to Allen Hill, Honors Program Coordinator, in LC 202a or by email to allen.hill@uvu.edu along with:

• High school transcripts
• College transcripts (if applicable)
• A 1- to 2-page essay in response to section C
(one of the admission questions listed on the form)
• For housing, an additional 3-page essay in response
to section D (the housing essay question listed on
the form)

Only students admitted to the Honors Program are considered eligible for its Housing Award. Honors maintains a contract with Ventana Student Housing and pays two thirds monthly rent for each four-bedroom suite. Honors students live with each other and each pay the remaining third of the rent, currently approx. $115 a month.

WHERE TO MAIL A COMPLETED APPLICATION
Hard copies of student applications can be mailed or submitted in person to Allen Hill in LC 202a. Emailed submissions can be sent to allen.hill@uvu.edu.

Please be certain to include all required information.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Honors Program
c/o Honors Admissions, Allen Hill
Utah Valley University MS 274
800 West University Parkway
Orem, Utah 84058-5999

Please direct additional questions to Dr. Michael Shaw, Honors Program Faculty Director, 801.673.4382.

Application forms are available at the Honors Faculty Director's office (LA 121p), the Honors Program Suite (LC 204), or can be downloaded at http://www.uvu.edu/honors/
 
AVAILABLE
HONORS
COURSES:
 
Both Ancient & Modern Legacies - 6 cr
Honors ethics & Values - 3 cr
A Science/Quantitative Honors General Education Course - 3 cr
Two Additional Honors General Education Courses - 6 cr
Three Semesters of Honors Colloquium - 3 cr