Preparing Your Honors Program Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Honors Program Scholar!

Before you complete the application:

  • You must apply for admission to Central Piedmont and be accepted before applying to the Honors Program. Your high school and any previous college transcripts need to be on file at Central Piedmont. 

    You will be asked to provide your personal information including address, number of credits completed, and disclose any student code of conduct violations. If you are a high school student, you will need to provide details including expected graduation date, and current cumulative GPA with no rounding.

    Note: High school program students (i.e., Middle College and dual enrolled) students are eligible to apply after high school requirements are completed.

  • Locate your Central Piedmont ID number and GPA in Watermark

    Your Student ID number is displayed once you log into Watermark with your Central Piedmont credentials. Find your GPA in the Transcripts tab.

  • Students can apply to the Honors Program if:

    – you have a minimum 3.0 GPA cumulative–no rounding, or

    – by submitting a 500-600 word essay

    Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 must write a 500-600 word essay. This essay will be uploaded as a file in the application.

    Essay prompt: Provide an example of a time you were faced with a difficult decision or problem and describe the steps taken to make the decision or solve the problem, including your reasoning. 

    Additionally, applicants will respond to two separate prompts expressing their interest in the Central Piedmont Honors Program:

    1. Students will actively participate in course sections designed to align with the Honors Program Foundations emphasizing experiential learning, research, civic engagement & global learning, leadership, and reflective thinking. In one paragraph, describe which of these areas interest you the most? (You may choose more than one area.)

    2. In one paragraph, explain your personal and/or professional reasons for applying to the Honors Program and what you expect to achieve and/or experience that will add to your overall growth and development to transfer, earn a degree, or enter the workplace.

    Applications must be complete, signed, and dated for consideration.

  • The Honors Program Application is open from March 6- May 31, 2023. Notifications of acceptance will be sent to your Central Piedmont email address.

    The priority application date is March 24. Students who submit applications by the priority date will receive a decision notification by April 28, 2023.

    Students who submit applications between March 25- May 31 will receive a decision notification by July 7, 2023.

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  • Students accepted into the Honors Program will be notified of the scholarship application dates, and more information will be provided at a later date. Honors Program Scholarships are reserved for accepted students only, and are not guaranteed.