College of Media

James Scholar Program

Admission:  The top 20 percent of the incoming freshman class will be invited into the Media James Scholar Program. Off-campus transfer students may join the program upon request provided they have a minimum 3.75 transfer GPA.

Requirements: To remain in the program, students must maintain semester and cumulative GPAs of 3.5 and higher, complete at least 14 credit hours for traditional letter grades each semester, and complete at least one honors course each academic year. Students may choose from taking a Campus Honors Program course, completing an Honors Credit Learning Agreement with a professor in any course, or working on an honors project with a College of Media professor as an independent study.  For more information, please visit http://www.media.illinois.edu/current/honors.html.

Freshmen who do not initially qualify will be invited to join the program beginning their sophomore year, provided they are included on the College's Dean's List for the spring semester.