Frequently Asked Questions
Scholars Living Learning Community is designed for high-achieving students from all academic programs. Living in the Scholars LLC provides shared academic, social, and cultural enrichment opportunities. Scholars is designed to encourage studying and community interaction in the main floor common area, which has a large kitchen and dining area, fire nook, game room, living room, and study rooms. Above the main floor community areas are three floors with two- to five-person suites designed with a shared living area, bathroom, and kitchenette that open into individual rooms. The Scholars Living Learning Community consists of single-sex suites, which are located on co-ed floors.
A 3.3 college grade point average or above is required for acceptance into the Scholars LLC and applicants should be interested in participating in extra-curricular activities and campus life. Priority housing assignments will be given first to continuing Scholars LLC residents, then to University Honors Program students and residents of McCoy Hall. Other students with 3.3 college GPAs may reserve rooms when the "Any Hall, Any Room" renewal and reservation period begins.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Continuing residents are allowed a one semester 'grace' period if their GPA falls below the minimum criteria.
*Note: nonhonors credits earned via the Honors Elective Agreement do not count for purposes of determining priority registration.
Honors students are encouraged to apply for exchanges to other American universities or to universities abroad--about twenty or more UHP students study abroad each year. Students have participated in semester or year-long international exchange programs during recent academic years to study in Australia, Chile, China, Ecuador, England, France, Ghana, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Scotland, Spain, and Sweden. Many of these students also have benefited from their UHP and UI scholarships and from the university's International Experience Grants (typically $1,000 per semester, based on GPA/Class Rank/Financial Need) to offset travel and study expenses. Students absent from campus for an exchange at either another U.S. or a foreign university may qualify for a reduction of 3 or 4 credits per semester (maximum of 7 credits total over two semesters) in the 27 credit Honors Certificate requirement, with these exchange credits typically used to satisfy upper-division credits within the honors curriculum.