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Qualify and Apply

There are two ways to gain admission into the Simon Green Atkins Scholars Society—as a freshman recipient of an institutional merit-based scholarship or as a continuing or transfer student who applies to the program and meets the eligibility criteria.

Incoming Freshmen

Incoming freshmen who receive institutional merit-based scholarships are automatically admitted to the Society.

Current and Transfer Students

Current and transfer students may apply for admission to the Society using the S. G. Atkins Scholars Society Application. Students who apply must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and at least 15 earned credit hours at WSSU or prior institution (in the case of transfer students).

Continuance in the Simon Green Atkins Scholars Society

All students must maintain either a 3.3 cumulative GPA, or the GPA specified by their scholarship to remain in the Society. (Any student falling below the minimum GPA will have a one semester to get back in good standing.) Additionally, all students must complete 12 hours of community service each semester and attend all Society Student Organization meetings and other Society activities, unless an excused absence is obtained from the director..

Honors in the Major

Honors courses foster intellectual self-sufficiency, promote self-reflection and emphasize independent thought for "scholars in training." They allow richer exploration of focused topics and emphasize active learning through creative teaching strategies. Honors courses include wide-ranging topics with a focus on integrating topics for holistic learning. As such, they are ideal for the university's academically-gifted students.