What We Look For
However you come to us, joining the McBride Honors Program is a privilege. We seek the best and we expect the best, so admission is competitive. To be eligible, you’ll need to maintain a cumulative 2.9 GPA and demonstrate a deep personal commitment to exploring the world around you.
When we evaluate applications, we look for academic excellence, but that’s not all. We’re seeking outstanding students who exhibit genuine intellectual curiosity, leadership potential, community engagement, diversity of experiences and perspectives, respect for others, and effective communication skills. We look for student leaders who will give to the program and who will thrive in the program.
When we admit students, we are making a commitment to their success. So we want students who are going to thrive and who are going to contribute something meaningful to the program and our community.
Here are a few things to know:
- Applications are accepted on a rolling basis any time. However, students seeking to join the program during a fall semester are advised to submit their applications by the advertised deadline.
- Students may be asked to participate in an interview before being accepted.
- Be sure to check out our website thoroughly before you apply, and be sure to read our FAQ page, which includes many hints about applying as well as important information you should know.
The McBride Honors Program is for free thinkers and world changers, and that is what makes the McBride community what it is today. If students stopped applying because they were afraid of rejection then we would be missing out on some amazing people.