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Honors Program

Sometimes students need more. Greater challenges, deeper discussions. Trine enriches your classroom experience through our honors program. You'll explore in-depth topics in your major and other areas of interest with students who seek a greater academic challenge.


Honors students develop a close-knit group of friends within the program. Besides attending classes together, honors students attend social events sponsored by the program and are eligible to live in the apartment-style Honor's Residence. Other great benefits include priority registration and special recognition at graduation.

Competitive scholarships

Trine offers prospective students scholarships that grant students automatic admission to the program, as long as students meet the following minimum requirements:

First year requirements:

  • A minimum SAT 1290 (R+M)/ACT 27
  • High school GPA of 3.75 or higher

Students who meet these criteria but do not receive a competitive scholarship will be admitted as space allows. The program director reviews freshman credentials and makes recommendations for final approval to the Advisory Board.

Graduate with honors

The program offers four components that students must successfully complete, while maintaining a GPA of 3.50, in order to graduate from the program. The areas include:

  • The Introduction to Honors Seminar (HNR 101)
  • Honors courses or contract courses
  • Enrichment experiences
  • Honors thesis

To learn more about this program, contact Dr. Vicki Moravec at 260.665.4257 or call the admission office at 260.665.4132.