Peter Young '18

Major: Physics and Mathematics
Hometown:Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The friends and professors I’ve had so far have been absolutely amazing, and most of them start to feel more like family; it’s hard to feel alone at Mount.

Honors Program Eligibility

The Honors Program at the University of Mount Union includes two separate tracks: University Honors and Honors in the major.

University Honors Program Eligibility

The University Honors Program accepts 40-48 incoming eligible first-year students each fall. Minimum standards for the program are as follows, however all applications are reviewed:

  • ACT score of at least 27 or SAT-R score of at least 1280 (CR+M)
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.5 or a high school rank in the top 15 percent of their class
  • Permission of the Honors Directors

In order to remain in good standing in the University Honors Program, a student must maintain a 3.5 GPA.

About 40-48 incoming eligible first-year students join the Honors Program each fall. If you meet the criteria below, you are automatically admitted into the Honors Program and should not complete the Honors Program application. To enroll in the program, you must indicate your plans to join.

If you do not meet the criteria below and would like to join the Honors Program, please complete our Honors Program application.

If you would like to be considered as a candidate for the University of Honors in fall 2018, apply below.

Apply to the Honors Program

Honors in the Major Program Eligibility

Students who would like to participate in Honors in the Major do not have to participate in the University Honors. In order to be accepted into Honors in the Major, students must hold a minimum GPA of 3.5 in the major and submit a project proposal.

Graduation Requirements
For graduation with Honors in the Major, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average in the major at least 12 semester hours of appropriate honors credit. Eligible courses may be specified by the major department, as described in each departmental section of the University Catalogue.

Recognition at Graduation and on Transcript
Students who graduate with University Honors or Honors in the Major may wear a red honors cord at Commencement.  “University Honors” or "Honors in [student’s major]" is printed after their name in the commencement program, as appropriate. Graduation with University Honors or Honors in the Major is printed on the official grade transcript, along with the honors grade "H" preceding the grade in each course in which honors credit was earned.

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