A committee of five faculty members and two current students in the Honors College will review each qualified application against a 100 point rubric with points as follows:
40 points-Academic Record to include ACT, GPA, and Transcript Analysis
25 points-School Activities, Community Service, Employment, Honors and Awards
15 points-Essay Evaluation
10 points-Letters of Recommendation
Once the points are collected from each committee member, a matrix will be created, scores averaged, and a line drawn at the top 48 applicants. These are the applicants who will be invited to campus for On-Campus Interviews to be held on Sunday, February 9th.
For the interviews, applicants will be brought to campus in two cohorts of 24 each. A brief meeting will be held first to explain the process and answer questions, followed by a series of 18 minute interviews for each applicant. There will be four interview rooms, each with a committee member, a current student in the Honors College, and an alumnus of the Honors College. All applicants will be asked the same series of questions.
The interview will be evaluated on a 50 point rubric with points as follows:
Appearance, Fluency of Response, Depth of Response, Non-Verbal Communication, and Perceived Personality.
Once the points are collected from each Interview Panel Member, an average will be calculated and these points added to the original 100 points. A line will be drawn at the top 36 applicants and those are the students who will be invited to the Honors College. The remaining 12 students will be kept in a holding pool and moved up should someone in the top 36 not accept their invitation.