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.
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.