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CSU announces new Honors College in Fall 2014

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Columbus State University announced today, Feb. 21, thatthe institution is developing an Honors College to broaden opportunities forcurrent and future gifted students.

The Honors College will include students from all four ofthe university's academic colleges: Arts, Business and Computer Science,Education and Health Professions, and Letters and Sciences.

Honors College admission requirements will mirror thoseof the current honors program:

-High school academic grade point average of 3.5 orhigher.
-Combined math-reading SAT score of at least 1,200 with aminimum of 550 on each subsection or an ACT composite score of 26.
-No college-prep curriculum deficiencies preventingregular admission to CSU.

Cindy Ticknor, a mathematics professor who has beenleading CSU's Honors Program since 2009, says, "We need to provide that extraeffort to our highest-achieving students, and we can do it through a college."

Tom Hackett, Columbus State provost and vice presidentfor academic affairs, announced the creation of the Honors College, effectivefall 2014, at a luncheon today for prospective honors students, as well astheir parents, current Honors Program students and many of the faculty whoguide their studies.

"The tremendous increase in interest and numbers in ourHonors Program reflects our faculty's commitment to attracting and supportingthe brightest of students," Hackett said. "Establishing an Honors College isthe next step in this commitment to student research and creativeendeavors."

To learn more about the CSU Honors College, visit http://ColumbusState.edu/honors.

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