Esther G. Maynor Honors College
Interim Dean: Teagan Decker
Interim Assistant Dean: Joshua Kalin Busman
University Honors Council
||E. Cliff Mensah
||E. Brooke Kelly
The Maynor Honors College (MHC) at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke is designed to attract top student scholars by providing an atmosphere that is both academically and personally stimulating. The Honors College offers interdisciplinary seminars and discipline-specific honors courses taught by distinguished faculty members; these courses enhance the general education curriculum, facilitate academic and personal growth, and encourage the interdisciplinary exploration of ideas. Honors students also gain a sense of community through shared residential facilities as well as cultural and service learning programs. The MHC helps students become independent, successful thinkers, researchers, and communicators while simultaneously preparing them to be responsible members of a global society. Once accepted to UNCP, incoming first-year students who meet or exceed the academic requirements below are automatically considered for membership in the Maynor Honors College. No application is necessary. Admission is very competitive. Selected students will be notified of their status.
Minimum Honors Eligibility Requirements:
Incoming first-year students who do not meet these criteria but would like to be considered for admission should complete an honors admission application. Transfer students are welcome to apply by completing an honors admission application as well. Transfer students should have a 3.5 GPA in 12 or more hours of college-level work.
Current UNCP students who have a 3.5 GPA or higher in 12 or more hours of college-level work are also encouraged to apply to the Honors College. Freshmen who apply during their first semester of course work should adhere to the requirements for first-year students.
Completion of the Maynor Honors College curriculum requires that students successfully complete at least 22 hours of honors credit and obtain a minimum 3.4 GPA at graduation.
Honors College students should successfully complete 18 hours of honors credit and 4 credit hours of senior project course work (HON 4000 and 4500). Honors credit includes Honors courses (HON seminars or discipline-specific -900 sections) and Honors contract courses (maximum of 12 credit hours).
End-of-year GPA Requirements:
First Year: 3.0
Second Year: 3.25
Third Year: 3.4
Fourth Year: 3.4
Students must successfully complete a minimum of one honors course every academic year until 18 hours of honors credit are earned. Requests for a waiver of this requirement can be made in writing to the Dean of the Honors College. In addition, students are required to maintain GPA requirements as noted above.
Additional details regarding the Honors College can be located on the Honors College website.