The Walk Tall Honors Program provides an opportunity for academically successful undergraduate students to form a supportive community while exploring issues and gaining experiences that will expand their understanding of a variety of academic, artistic, civil, ideological, scientific, social, psychological, and cultural topics or issues.
Student Eligibility Criteria:
- Current CSM undergraduate students and transfer undergraduate students new to CSM with cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher. New applicants to the Walk Tall Honors Program must have at least 4 semesters left before they receive their undergraduate degree at CSM in order to earn the designation of a Walk Tall Honors Program Graduate.
Entering First Year students with a minimum cumulative high school GPA greater than 3.75, SAT score greater than 1180, ACT score greater than 24, or graduation in the top 10% of their high school class. Students must have at least 4 semesters before they receive their undergraduate degree at CSM, so that they have an opportunity to graduate as a Walk Tall Honors Program graduate.
- for current CSM students: https://my.csm.edu/communities/honors/Pages/default.aspx
- for new CSM students: http://www.csm.edu/academics/walk-tall-honors-program
The application process includes writing an essay. See the application for information on completing the essay. Accepted students enroll in Honors 101 (HNR 101), a 0-credit hour course which appears on course schedules. The syllabus specifies the Walk Tall Honors Program activities and assignments for the semester. To successfully complete the Walk Tall Honors Program, students must complete 4 semesters of HNR 101 with passing grades, as an undergraduate, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher until graduation. If a student's cumulative GPA falls below 3.75, she may remain in the Program for one semester. If she does not raise her cumulative GPA to 3.75 or higher in the probationary semester, she will be dismissed from the Program. If a student receives a grade of NP in HNR 101, she will be dismissed from the program.
Note: Graduating as a successful Walk Tall Honors Program graduate is different from graduating with academic honors (Latin Honors).