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Early Registration

All Honors students have priority registration. This means that regardless of class standing, Honors students may register for classes on the first available day.



Honors students are frequently invited to present research findings at conferences around the country--especially the Southern Regional Honors Conference, the National Collegiate Honors Conference, the Virginias Collegiate Honors Conference, and the National Conference on Undergraduate Research--and engage in other travel opportunities while in the program.

Students who are accepted to present their research at these conferences will have their expenses paid for by the Honors College.

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Extracurricular Activities

Honors Students love to get involved!

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The most competitive CHC renewable scholarships include the Cormier Citizen Scholars ($6,000/year); the Hull Scholars for students entering the teaching profession ($5,750/year); and the Longwood Scholars ($3,000/year).  All incoming Honors freshmen receive a merit-based scholarship of at least $1,000 and are eligible for a range of other merit-based scholarships.  Early completion of application materials for both the University and the Honors College is necessary to ensure consideration for any of these awards.  These applications are due December 1.

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Wheeler Dormitory is the honors residence hall. The 3rd floor is designated specifically for honors freshmen who are encouraged to reside in Wheeler their first year. Honors sophomores, juniors, and seniors may also live in the building but are not required.

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Study Abroad

After a year in Chile, Modern Language major Mary Hoover (right) also studied in France during the summer. Her month-long study of French history was financially supported, in part, by the Honors College.

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