Does being in the honors program make a difference?

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Trips
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Does being in the honors program make a difference?

Postby Trips » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:44 pm

I'm currently a junior. I didn't the grades to get into the honors program out of HS, but i'm doing pretty solid in college. My professor is telling me to apply to the honors program. If I apply and write a thesis I'd graduate as a "thesis scholar" which apparently shows up right on transcripts.

Would being in the honors program and graduating as a thesis scholar make much of a difference? I'm not sure if this matters, but I go to an okay but not great school. Its a national university and usually squeaks in at the very end of those USA today rankings.
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Re: Does being in the honors program make a difference?

Postby Bronck » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:50 pm

No, it won't.

No honors w/ high GPA > honors w/ lower gpa.

GPA is all that matters.

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Re: Does being in the honors program make a difference?

Postby hoos89 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:52 pm

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Re: Does being in the honors program make a difference?

Postby Trips » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:01 pm

Bronck wrote:No, it won't.

No honors w/ high GPA > honors w/ lower gpa.

GPA is all that matters.


My GPA will be high regardless.

So I guess a more concise question would be this:

Does graduating in the honors program with a high GPA compared to graduating with no honors program and a high GPA make enough of a difference to justify writing a 50 page thesis?

I realize its relatively subjective, but I'd like to see what other people say.




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