The Honors Program at Georgetown College provides excellent academic training and community for those who might be interested in studying at Oxford through the Tutorial Program. A special “Oxford Honors” track of the Honors Program has been created to combine the best of both programs (Honors and Oxford), and students selected for this program will earn a yearly stipend above regular academic awards and be qualified for an an additional award which will cover all fees for study at Regent’s Park College in the University of Oxford in the junior or senior year.
The Oxford Honors Scholars will complete all elements of the regular Honors Program at Georgetown:
- 15 hours of Honors Credit (eight of these hours may be earned at Oxford),
- an interdisciplinary Honors Seminar (or three Honors Reading Groups), and
- an Honors Thesis (usually completed in the senior year).
Oxford Honors Scholars will complete these requirements in a specific sequence designed to maximize training opportunities early in their college career, and some Honors Program elements will be slightly modified to mirror some of the excellent practices of teaching and learning at Oxford University. In regular advising meetings and communications, students in the program will receive extensive guidance from the Director of Oxford Programs about how to organize their Honors Program elements to meet the requirements of the program. In addition, Oxford Honors Scholars will attend up to six workshops in the first two years of college. Workshops will focus on enhancement of core academic skills, independent engagement with the student’s own discipline, and the goods of the Oxford Tutorial Method of instruction. Click here (Oxford Honors Scholars Program) for a more complete account of the program including a list of yearly requirements.
Oxford Honors Scholars will receive a yearly stipend (supplementing the financial aid package) if they maintain a 3.3 GPA and complete all Honors elements and workshops required for that year.* In addition, those who apply and are accepted for the Oxford Tutorial Program will be eligible to receive a subsidy covering any Oxford tuition and fees above and beyond the typical amount owed to Georgetown College.
*Students who fail to meet yearly requirements will enter a probationary period, and if the requirements are not met satisfactorily by the end of the probation, those students will lose some or all of their Oxford Honors stipend.
Application Procedures and Qualifications
Students with a 28 or higher ACT and a cumulative un-weighted high school GPA of 3.75 are eligible to apply. Students must also be interested in majoring, minoring, or cultivating a strong elective concentration in one of the following disciplines:
- English Literature,
- Political Science,
- Art History,
- Foreign Languages (Spanish, German, or French),
- Classics, or
To be considered, students must complete and submit the Oxford Honors Scholars application no later than Feb. 1. Recipients will be notified in March and acceptance of the scholarship will be expected no later than May 1.
Selection as an Oxford Honors Scholar will ensure excellent preparation should the student desire to study at Oxford through the Georgetown College Oxford Tutorial Program, but Oxford Honors Scholars are not required to apply for this separate program. In addition, since final admissions decisions regarding the Oxford Tutorial Program rest with Regent’s Park College in the University of Oxford, selection as an Oxford Honors Scholar cannot guarantee admission to Oxford.