Honors Program Consideration Essay

    The Honors Program at Cumberland University offers an opportunity for intellectually curious students to broaden their horizons beyond the traditional university classroom experience. The program uses an interdisciplinary approach to encourage critical thinking, cultivate ethical and social responsibility, and develop professional skills that students can carry with them into the future.

    In an effort to ensure a holistic consideration process for the Honors Program, students who do NOT have a 27 ACT/1280 SAT and a 3.5 GPA may submit an essay for Honors Consideration. The essay must be a minimum of 750 words, and it should address the following prompt below.

    Students MUST include their Student ID (A#) below when submitting their essay. If you do not know your Student ID (A#), please contact your enrollment specialist.

    Essay Prompt
    PLEASE NOTE: You can use the paragraph box provided OR upload your own essay document.

    "How do your background and experiences make you a good candidate for Cumberland University's Honors Program? As part of your essay, please discuss your motivations to participate in the program."
    Minimum 750 words