Program MembershipAdmission for first semester freshmen into honors program will be determined as follows:
Program AdmissionProfile Packets will be accepted for admission through the fall and spring semesters and considered on a case by case basis.
- Students with 3.25 or higher unweighted grade point averages for their four years of high school will be considered for admission to the program if they have satisfactory SAT (980 minimum) or ACT (20 minimum) scores.
- If space is available, students may be considered for admission to the program at beginning of the second semester of their first year if they earned a grade point average of 3.25 or above in their first semester at Clark Atlanta University.
Sophomore and Transfer Students:
Transfer students may be invited to join the honors program at the beginning of their first year on the basis of a promising academic record at their previous institution and a grade point average of 3.25 or above in their first year at Clark Atlanta University.
Sophomores may be invited to join the program if they earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 by the end of the spring semester of their first year at Clark Atlanta University.
Remaining in the Program
To remain active in the Isabella T. Jenkins Honors Program and eligible for honors-level courses, students must do the following:
- make satisfactory progress toward the completing course,
- maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.25,
- attend/participate in mandatory program events, and
- maintain satisfactory disciplinary standing with Clark Atlanta University.
If a student’s cumulative grade point average falls below the required minimum, the student will be issued a warning that he/she may be endangering his/her prospects for completion of the honors program in good standing. A student receiving such a warning will be encouraged to assess the possibility of raising her/his GPA in time to graduate as an honors program student. If this appears to be impossible, the student will be informed by the Director. A student who does not achieve the required cumulative GPA at the time of graduation will not graduate with recognition from the Isabella T. Jenkins Honors Program. Appeals can be made to the Director in the case of extenuating circumstances.
Separation from the Program
All students in the Isabella T. Jenkins Honors Program are required to follow policies and guidelines provided in the Student Handbook and delineated by University officials. Additionally, students are expected to uphold the Campus Cultural Creed and conduct themselves with high character and moral fortitude. Failure to do so may result in a student being separated from the honors program even if satisfactory progress is made toward completing program requirements.
Students should make every effort to attend events designated as mandatory. Students who do not provide advanced notification about the inability to attend a mandatory event, will be given an unexcused absence. Three unexcused absences from mandatory events, without prior notification about the inability to attend, will result in separation from the program. Failure to attend any mandatory events, due to excused and unexcused absences, results in separation from the program.
Students who maintain a cumulative grade point average below a 3.25 for more than one academic year (two semesters) will be separated from the program.