The Honors Program at Albany State University is designed to provide superior students with opportunities to maximize their intellectual potential and to provide them with higher degrees of challenge and competition. To this end, the Honors Program offers students the opportunity to receive individualized instruction, thereby interacting with top faculty members; to enroll in small, enriched classes; to pursue areas of interest through independent projects and research; and to participate with others of similar abilities.
The Honors Program seeks to recruit academically talented students whose records and performance reflect an ardent desire for an in-depth and enriched educational experience. While standards to measure such an individual may be arbitrary, a freshman applicant ordinarily should (1) have an aggregate minimum SAT score of 1000, (2) rank in the top 5% of his or her high school graduating class, (3) exhibit potential for leadership and academic excellence, and (4) demonstrate an ability to read with comprehension and to utilize communication skills (oral and written) effectively.
A candidate's admittance to the Honors Program does not necessarily mean that the student will remain in the program. Yearly, the Honors Program Advisory and Planning Committee reviews the progress made by each student and determines whether the student should continue in the program. A student accepted in the Honors Program may exit the program under one of these conditions: