Admission Requirements

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To be eligible for the Honors Program, students must have at least a:
27 ACT or 1820 SAT AND a 3.5 GPA or be ranked in the top 10% of their class.

Students who do not meet these criteria on coming to Heidelberg may apply for admission to the Honors Program if they have earned a 3.5 GPA after their first semester.

Transfer students are also invited to participate in the Honors Program provided they meet the high school entry criteria noted above, have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA from an accredited college or university, and can complete the full program in an appropriate time frame.

Mission Statement

Heidelberg is committed to affirming values that produce creative, responsible individuals, and challenges all students to reach their full potential as whole persons. The Faculty of the University has established an Honors Program to support and challenge the University’s most outstanding students in the development of intellect and character. This program, entitled “The Life of the Mind,” which integrates learning and life experiences, stems from the mission of the University. It features extensive contact with the fundamental values that underpin self-worth and integrity, free inquiry and intellectual rigor, an understanding of other cultures and traditions, and a lifelong habit of commitment to the community and concern for social responsibility