Quick Facts About Honors Carolina
What is Honors Carolina?
Honors Carolina is a remarkable collection of courses, special events, and learning opportunities geared toward the top students at Carolina. It is the University’s way of investing in truly exceptional undergraduate students by providing academic and non-academic challenges and opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom.
Honors Carolina Courses
Honors Carolina students receive priority registration for more than 160 Honors courses each year. These are small classes, taught by award-winning professors who encourage classroom discussion and hands-on research. View a list of current Honors Carolina courses.
Honors Carolina students are required to take a minimum of two Honors courses each academic year (most take more) and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.
Honors Carolina students who successfully defend a Senior Honors Thesis within their chosen major will graduate with Honors or Highest Honors. All Honors Carolina students in good standing have their participation in Honors Carolina noted on their transcript, regardless of whether or not they complete a Senior Thesis.
Events & Experiences
Honors Carolina provides special opportunities to conduct original research with a faculty mentor; study abroad in cities such as Cape Town, London, Singapore, and Rome; and build personal relationships with professors, fellow scholars, and alumni by participating in special Honors Carolina events.
Honors Carolina students are not limited in where they can live. However, students who wish to join the Honors Carolina first-year residential community will room with another first-year Honors Carolina student in Koury Residence Hall—or one of its neighbors—and enjoy access to special programming arranged by Honors Carolina staff, administrators, and the Honors Ambassadors.
Accept Your Invitation
If you have received an Honors Carolina invitation, click here to reply by May 1, 2014.
Accept Your Invitation
The deadline to accept your invitation to join Honors Carolina is May 1, 2014. Click here to accept your invitation.
Join the Honors Carolina First-Year Residential Community
The deadline to request placement in the Honors Carolina residential option is May 1, 2014. Click here to indicate your interest.