Honors & Scholars Program

Honors Program

The Honors & Scholars program at The Ohio State University promotes the intellectual and personal development of high-ability undergraduate students both inside and outside the classroom. It provides students an opportunity to dive deeper into the topics of their courses and major.

Honors students at Ohio State Marion not only attend honors classes and the honors seminar, but also have the opportunity for scholarships and grants and are given priority scheduling.

Each campus and each college have their own honors admission process. To enter the Ohio State Marion Honors program, students are asked to complete the campus honors application below.

Students who have ACT score of 27 or above or graduated in the top 15% of their high school rank will be the most competitive and should strongly consider applying. Because there are great individual differences in student academic development, we welcome applications from students who may not have met the above criteria, but believe that they can succeed in the Ohio State Marion Honors program.

Admission As Incoming First-Year Student

Students who are applying to Ohio State who meet certain academic standards receive an invitation to apply to the honors program with the link below. Students who apply to honors before February 15 and are accepted are eligible for a $500 scholarship. Further, students can apply for the Davis Excellence Scholarships to increase the award to $5000.

Admission During or After Freshman Year

Students who earn a 3.4 cumulative grade point average after a minimum of 15 credit hours of non-remedial college courses are eligible to join the honors program. If you believe you are eligible to join the program, contact Honors Director John Maharry to be designated as an honors student.