Tarleton State University
Honors College - Honors Core Application
REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY
Incoming freshman who graduate in the top quarter. Returning students and transfer students with a 3.0 or higher GPA. Students without a class rank and students with special circumstances may ask to be considered on an individual basis.
Please review the requirements and prepare your materials prior to completing the application.
All applicants must submit an essay, written entirely on your own, preferably typed, of at least 500 words based on one of the following four topics:
• What does the study of mathematics have to offer to a student who is majoring in the humanities, and what does the study of literature have to offer to a student majoring in a natural science?
• What are the most significant positive and negative consequences of the technological developments of your lifetime?
• Name the historical figure you’d most want to meet, and explain why you’d want to meet this person. What questions would you want to ask this person, and why?
• Many people your age have hundreds of Facebook “friends.” What is friendship and what does it require? What is the difference between friendship and acquaintance?
Your essay will be carefully reviewed for style and content. Please attach a signed statement at the end which says, “I have written this essay without assistance from anyone, and I have not used the words or ideas of others inappropriately.”
The essay can be submitted within the application or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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