General Honors Program

Our General Honors Program

College is all about challenging yourself and pushing your boundaries to achieve academic success. For those students who want to make the most of their years at St. Andrews University, we offer our General Honors Program. This program presents unique challenges and enhanced educational opportunities to advanced students who have proven a high level of academic achievement. Our honors students truly go above and beyond the standard requirements of a university, striving to deepen their education and achieve academic excellence. Do you like a challenge? Have you excelled during your high school career? If so, you’ll likely make an excellent addition to the St. Andrews family. Consider joining our General Honors Program.

Honors Program for New Students attending St. Andrews:

The Honors Program offers special challenges and enhanced educational opportunities to advanced learners of proven academic achievement. Students should be able to demonstrate a desire to move beyond the basic expectations of the classroom environment. To be admitted into the Honors Program, students must be first time freshman status, and have a high school GPA of 3.4 (weighted) or higher. There is no application; students who are determined eligible will receive an invitation to join the Honors Program. For additional information, please contact Dr. Tanner Capps by phone at 910-277-3943 or by email at

What Our Honors Students Gain

At St. Andrews, we’ve designed our honors program to help students rediscover the world around them. The goal of the program is to create a community where students think with an academic mind and are encouraged and pushed to reach their full potential. The diversity of material and texts used to teach our students helps students expand their minds and open them to unforeseen possibilities. Our faculty encourages students to participate in classroom discussions, giving everyone a deeper understanding of the thoughts and perceptions of others. There is less emphasis on professor-led lectures and more on opening a dialogue between students. We want students to fully engage with their academic journey, creating an environment where they can freely express their ideas.