Transfer or Existing USU Students
Transfer or existing USU students may apply to the Honors Program if they have time remaining at USU to complete all honors requirements (usually 4 semesters). There will be time during those four semesters to earn 9 practical application points, 4 thesis/capstone points, and at least 3 co-curricular points (16 points total). In addition, these students can earn 3 of the honors core course requirements by documenting that they have passed ENGL 2010 (or equivalent) with at least a B grade. They must make up the additional 9 points through a combination of the following options:
Credit for Past Work: Students should list on their extracurricular resumes previous college work in honors courses, service projects, internships, research, and study abroad. Previous honors course credits transfer directly; academic work outside the classroom typically earns 3 points per 20 hours (please indicate clearly on your resume the amount of time spent on each activity).
Credit for Present Work: Students may attend and report additional co-curricular activities during their final four semesters and/or complete additional contract work.
While it is possible to complete the program this way, the benefits of a four-year honors experience are the regular opportunities to create social and professional connections with peers, professors, and alumni; the individualized academic attention in smaller General Education classes; and the special programs that allow honors students to pursue Service-Learning Scholar, Global Engagement Scholar, and Undergraduate Research transcript designations.