Honors in Discipline Admissions
Due dates for current/returning/transfer students:
November 1st for spring admission or March 1st for fall admission
Due dates for new incoming freshmen students:
To be considered for HID scholarships (including out-of-state waivers) applications are due November 1st for spring admission and March 1st for fall admission. However, applications received by the first Monday of the spring/fall semester will be considered for admission purposes but will not be considered for scholarships until the following semester.
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 1200 (new SAT standard). Incoming freshmen applicants must submit an application form which is provided online.
Current ETSU students must be admitted no later than the first semester of their junior year (i.e., a student must be able to complete a minimum of four full 15-credit hour semesters of coursework) with an overall ETSU GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Current ETSU students must submit an application form which is provided online. Providing a letter of support from a ETSU faculty member is strongly recommended. The full application will be reviewed by the CBAT Honors-in-Discipline Departmental Coordinator for your academic area of interest and a faculty committee. In addition, the CBAT HID Departmental Coordinator and committee reserve the right to request and consider the student's ACT and/or SAT scores, a writing sample (provided in person by the student), and interview the student as part of the application process.
Transfer and returning applicants must be admitted no later than the first semester of their junior year with an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students who wish to enter the HID program as a returning/transfer student must be able to complete a minimum of four full 15-credit hour semesters of coursework.
Returning/transfer students must submit an application form which is provided online.
Providing a letter of support from a faculty member is strongly recommended. The application
will be reviewed by the CBAT Honors-in-Discipline Departmental Coordinator for your
academic area of interest and a faculty committee. In addition, the CBAT HID Departmental
Coordinator and committee reserve the right to request and consider the student's
ACT and/or SAT scores, a writing sample (provided in person by the student), and interview
the student as part of the application process.
Students may apply only twice for admission to the HID program; further applications will not be considered.
All students must meet the following requirements to be admitted into and graduate from the HID program:
- Must be able to complete the 18 to 21 hours (depending on your major) of Honors-in-Discipline coursework,
- Can only use enhanced courses to satisfy a minimum of two courses (i.e., six - eight credits) of the required hours (upon approval of the CBAT HID Departmental coordinator for your academic area of interest),
- May not use course enhancements to substitute for the Research Methods or Senior Honors Thesis courses, and
- Can receive no retroactive credit 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:
- Must be a declared major in business, computing, engineering technology, or digital media.
- Must be enrolled 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 one thesis semester (upon approval by the Honors College HID Director located in Yoakley Hall).
- Must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 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 for enhanced honors courses, and the substitutions must be approved by the CBAT HID Departmental coordinator for your academic area of interest.
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 a senior Honors thesis (six credit hours), receiving a grade of B or higher on the thesis work.
University Honors or Midway 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.