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I am writing this to give some info on the Uconn honors program.
My son is a freshman engineering student in the Uconn honors program. Today was his sign-up day for next semesters courses. All the "core" honors courses were already closed so none were available to sign up for. Apparently you are required to complete 5 by the end of your sophomore year. How do you do that when none are available to you? The other honors gen ed courses all have nothing to do with his line of study or conflict with other required courses.
My daughter (a senior at Uconn) said her friend (also a senior) has had the same problem trying to complete her honors requirements too.
Maybe "The Philosopher" could comment on the honors program. Has it expanded too fast, such that there are more honors students than there are classroom seats in honors classes?
Having an honors program that can't be accessed by the honors students is like having no honors program at all.