Due dates: November 1st for spring admission or March 1st for fall admission
New Incoming Freshman Applicants
Entering freshmen applicants must have a high school GPA of 3.5 (4.0 scale) AND a minimum ACT composite of 25 or SAT composite of 1160 (new SAT standard of 1790).
Current ETSU students must be no later than first semester junior year with an overall ETSU GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Current ETSU students must submit an application form and support forms from two CBAT faculty members whose classes they have attended. The full application will be reviewed by the CBAT Honors-in-Discipline Director and/or the Honors-in-Discipline faculty committee. In addition, the CBAT HID Director and/or the CBAT HID Committee reserves the right to request and/or consider the student's ACT and/or SAT scores, a writing sample (provided in person by the student), and interview the student before dispositioning their application.
Transfer and returning applicants must be no later than first semester junior year with an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Students who wish to enter the HID program as a second degree seeking student or as a transfer student must be able to complete a minimum of four full 15-credit hour semesters of coursework. The application will be reviewed by the CBAT Honors-in-Discipline Director and/or the Honors-in-Discipline faculty committee. In addition, the CBAT HID Director and/or the CBAT HID Committee reserves the right to request and/or consider the student's ACT and/or SAT scores, a writing sample (provided in person by the student), and interview the student before dispositioning their application.
At least 18 to 21 hours (depending on your major) of Honors coursework must be completed; enhanced courses may be used to satisfy no more than two courses (i.e., six - eight credits) of the required hours (upon approval of the CBAT HID Director). No course enhancements may be substituted for the student's Research Methods or Honors Thesis courses. Students who cannot meet these requirements will not be admitted into the HID Program.
Students may apply only twice for admission to the HID program; further applications will not be considered.
Note: No retroactive credit will be given for any Honors courses taken prior to acceptance into the Honors-in-Discipline program in the College of Business and Technology.
The requirements for retention in the CBAT Honors-in-Discipline program include:
• Enrollment in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester. If the student is awarded an Honors-in-Discipline scholarship, the student must take 15 credit hours in all semesters but the thesis semester.
• Each semester HID students must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.4 and a minimum GPA of 3.2 in the current semester to remain in good standing within the CBAT HID program. An HID student who fails to meet the GPA requirement is allowed one semester of probationary status. If the student meets the retention requirements after one semester of probation, the student may remain in the CBAT HID program.
Every HID student must complete the required 18 – 21 hours of HID coursework as specified in his/her department’s HID program of study. Enhanced honors courses may be used to satisfy these hours, but no more than six credits of these required hours in the designated HID coursework may be substituted with enhanced honors course, and the substitutions must be approved by the CBAT HID Director.
To graduate with honors designation, CBAT HID students must have:
• maintained an overall 3.4 GPA,
• completed designated HID coursework and General Education requirements, and
• orally presented senior Honors thesis (six credit hours), receiving a grade of B or higher on the thesis work.
University Honors Scholars who are also CBAT Honors-in-Discipline scholars are only required to complete one six credit hour thesis to fulfill the thesis expectations of both programs.