Honors students are free to major or minor in any academic area they choose. We are proud of the mixture of interests in our Honors classrooms.
Students must take a minimum of six Honors courses in four years, though most opt to take more.
Honors students take one or two classes together per semester. Other courses are taken with PC’s greater student population and selected from the College’s general offerings.
There is no separate housing for Honors students, and participants are fully integrated into the residence life and extracurricular activities of the College.
To remain in the Honors Program, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.
Approximately 130 students are invited to the Honors Program each year based on academic success: rigor of high school courses and GPA, essay, recommendations, and standardized test scores (if applicable).
Merit Scholarships accompany an Honors Program invitation and are renewable for up to four years, provided students remain active in the program and maintain a 3.25 GPA. Students may receive one of four merit awards:
St. Dominic Scholarship: Full tuition (excluding room and board)
St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarship: Eighty percent of full tuition
St. Catherine of Siena Scholarship: Sixty percent of full tuition
St. Joseph Scholarship: Forty percent of full tuition
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