Welcome to the Honors Program

The Honors Program, designed to challenge and encourage the most academically distinguished students at Charleston Southern University, combines academics with a variety of cultural and social activities. The program is open to approximately 40 new students each year, and candidates normally enter as freshmen, though current students and transfer students whose transcripts indicate progress and performance consistent with CSU Honors Program standards are eligible to apply. The notation of successful completion of the Honors Program on a transcript often provides an advantage for both employment and graduate school application.

Incoming students with an SAT score of 1270 or higher or an ACT score of 27 or higher along with a high school GPA of 3.5 may be eligible for participation in the Honors Program. Current students and transfer students are encouraged to apply if they have not completed more than their freshman year, and their college transcripts show evidence of sustained academic excellence (a 3.9 GPA earned in no more than 30 hours of coursework).

All admissions to the program are based on the decision of the Honors Program Council, who will notify candidates of their acceptance into the program. Students wishing to apply should submit a letter of application to the Director of the Honors Program, c/o the Office of Enrollment Services.

Find more details in the Academic Catalog.