Prospective Students

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Welcome to the University of Central Arkansas Schedler Honors College!

We are pleased that you are looking into our program and I hope that you find information on this site that will answer most of your questions, but if there is more that you would still like to know, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We find that many students do not have a true understanding of what an “Honors College” really is, and with fewer than 7% of institutions in the country having such a program, it is completely understandable!  The Schedler Honors College offers UCA’s top scholarship, with a full-ride scholarship package for every student admitted.  All Honors students are given the opportunity to live in Farris Honors Hall, featuring private rooms arranged in suites.  Our Travel Abroad Grants (TAG), Experiential Learning Funds (ELF), and Undergraduate Research Grants in Education (URGE) programs provide funding for more than 60 students each year to participate in life-transforming study abroad and undergraduate research or internship experiences.

The curriculum of the Schedler Honors College is not like high school AP or honors classes that are focused on your depth of disciplinary knowledge.  Our intentionally designed, integrated curriculum emphasizes interdisciplinary learning and provides the opportunity for you to make broader connections between the classes you are taking in college and in real-life, while maintaining your freedom to pursue any major.  You will take just one Honors course each semester; and while Honors courses are designed to satisfy requirements that all university students are expected to have, they are delivered in a dynamic and engaging setting that emphasizes student participation and small class sizes.  This unique program offers opportunities for student involvement and promotes individualized learning.

Students in Honors at UCA say that it has helped make their transition to college easier: connecting them with peers and faculty who care about their success, improving their grades by enhancing writing and critical thinking skills, and giving them a deeply rewarding educational experience.  Our graduates are in high demand and can be found in the best law schools, medical schools, and graduate schools in the nation.

Our website will fill you in on the details and give answers to most questions usually asked by students. You are welcome to contact us at honors@uca.edu if you have questions or wish to schedule an individual meeting or sit in a current Honors seminar.