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The TCNJ Honors & Scholars Program requires that students complete a minimum of five units of Honors study. Transfer students who have successfully completed at least four units of Honors study at a previous institution must complete an additional three units of Honors study at TCNJ.

Units may be earned through a combination of Honors courses, study abroad courses, Honors-by-Contract course enhancements, and Honors & Scholars Research Projects. Any request for an exemption from Honors & Scholars Program requirements must be sent to the Program Director for review.

Courses that satisfy College Honors include courses specifically developed by associated faculty of the Honors Program, Honors by Contract (HCB) course enhancements, and Honors Projects.  Departmental Honors projects can (upon approval by the Honors Program Director) count toward the five units of Honors.  Only two Honors by Contract courses, and only one Honors Project can be used to satisfy the Honors Program requirements.

The Honors program allows up to one study abroad course to count towards College Honors.  Course selection should be determined in advance and submitted for approval by the Honors Program Coordinator.

Students need a 3.0 cumulative GPA in both their honors and overall courses in order to graduate as a member of the Honors & Scholars Program.

Students who drop below a 3.0 cumulative GPA are strongly encouraged to meet with the Director of the Honors & Scholars Program to develop a plan for successful completion of the Program requirements.