College of Arts & Sciences Honors Program – Application Process for Fall 2019
The College Of Arts And Sciences (CAS) Honors Program is a multidisciplinary Honors Program For Students Who Are Curious, Creative, Self-Motivated, And Eager To Engage In Their Education And Community.
Not only do CAS Honors Program students partake in honors courses that emphasize collaboration, service, and communication, but they will also have the opportunity to develop aspects of the program based on their own interests and goals. By participating in the CAS Honors Program you will acquire the tools, knowledge and experiences necessary to make meaningful contributions to your community – whether it be globally, locally, or specific to your life’s work. You will have access to unique courses, exciting experiences and a community of peers and faculty who never stop asking questions and striving for excellence.
CAS Honors Program – Application Process for Fall 2019
The Office of Admissions works with and processes freshman applicants who wish to be considered for the CAS Honors Program. Please contact your Admissions Counselor or the Office of Admissions with any questions you may have about applying to this program. We look forward to working with you!
Process for Consideration for the CAS Honors Program:
- An incoming freshman applicant submits a regular application for admission to Shenandoah to one of the majors in the College of Arts & Sciences.
- CAS Freshman applicant reviews information about the CAS Honors program and determines if he/she is interested in applying to the Honors Program. Applicants can email the CAS Honors Program director with any questions specific to the program: Dr. Laurel Rodgers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Interested applicants will complete and submit the additional required supplemental application and materials for the CAS Honors Program application:
Required Letter of Recommendation from a high school teacher
Two Required Honors Essays: the essays will be focused on the applicant’s academic experience and creativity. Each essay should be a maximum of 300 words.
Essay 1: What class most influenced your high school education and why?
Essay 2: Choose one of the following two essay options.
Option A: You have been wrongly imprisoned. Why were you imprisoned, who would you call, and why would you call this person?
Option B: If you wanted people to understand you, what would you give them to read, watch, and listen to. Explain each choice.
Interview with the CAS Honors Faculty
AFTER submission and review of the CAS Honors Program application and materials, the student will be invited to campus to complete an interview with the CAS Honors Program faculty.
The interview will be part of a CAS Honors Shadow and Interview Day. The student will spend the morning shadowing a current SU Honors student, have lunch and then complete their interview with the faculty.
All information regarding CAS Honors Program consideration will be provided via the student’s email address provided in the application.
Application & Material Submission Deadlines
Interested students should apply to the CAS Honors Program (link to the application, see above), they will be notified VIA EMAIL how to submit the required supplemental documentation and register for the required interview.
Students are strongly encouraged to apply and submit their application materials prior to completing any supplemental requirements. The supplemental honors application materials will not be reviewed until your Shenandoah University application materials are complete.
NOTE BELOW, the FINAL FIRM DEADLINE of February 4 for ALL application materials.
On-Campus Interview Date
DEADLINE: Supplemental materials submitted by
Monday, January 28
Monday, January 14
Monday, February 18
Monday, February 4
After successful submission and completion of all required supplemental materials, and CAS Honors faculty consideration, applicants may be offered a placement in the CAS Honors program.