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The Honors-in-Discipline Scholars Programs

East Tennessee State University

Qualifications & Application

There are currently 24 HID programs at ETSU. Students may apply as entering freshmen, as transfers, or as students already enrolled at ETSU. Incoming freshmen and incoming transfers must be admitted to ETSU before their HID applications can be processed.

Criteria for admission vary by program, and selection for each program is competitive. The Honors College sets minimum selection standards for HID programs, but some HID programs set higher selection standards or require additional materials. Students must meet the specific requirements for the HID program to which they apply. Visit the specific program website or contact the program coordinator for details. The minimum requirements set by the Honors College are:

Entering Freshmen:
High school GPA of 3.2 overall (unweighted)

or a minimum ACT Composite of 25 (1200 SAT Critical Reading & Math)

Current ETSU Students:
Minimum overall ETSU GPA of 3.2

or a minimum GPA of 3.5 in courses in the discipline

Transfer Students:
Minimum overall transfer GPA of 3.2

For scholarship consideration, applications must be received by the appropriate HID Coordinator by November 1st to be considered for a scholarship for the following spring and by March 1st to be considered for a scholarship for the following fall.

You can find the criteria for admission and the application for the Honors-in-Discipline Program you are interested in at that program's website:

College of Arts and Sciences

Communication Studies         
Criminal Justice            
Physics & Astronomy            
Theatre & Dance            
College of Business and Technology            
Business (Includes all business majors)
Digital Media
Engineering Technology
College of Clinical & Rehabilitative Health Sciences
College of Education
Early Childhood Education
Special Education         
Teacher Education            
College of Nursing            
College of Public Health            
Environmental Health            
Human Health         
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