Considering retaking the ACT for Honors. Is Hume really worth it?
Question basically speaks for itself. I got a 32 on the June ACT as a rising senior (which I'm content with), but the honors cut off is a 33. I know I can petition for honors with a 32, but I'm not familiar with the process. I most likely will be on the pre-med track.. will honors be worth reaching for?
Do it one more time for the 33. What's the drawback? Why limit your options?
Hume is a really nice dorm but that obviously is not the main draw. The honors program has some perks you may not want to miss. The students are high ranking and the environment is great. The advisers are great if you take advantage. It is what you make it.
Many students spend an extra year at Hume because of their connections that I hadn't heard about at other dorms. Of course there are many engineering and pre-med majors and a lot of studious types. Some on this website think Hume is boring--probably depends on who you want to hang out with. But the parties look fun from what I've seen! It is what you make it.
Hume may not be worth retaking the ACT. I was admitted to Honors but elected not to live in Hume. However, the many other advantages that the honors program offers are definitely worth retaking the ACT for. Hume is really just the tip of the iceberg.
Well, I personally think Hume is a wonderful dorm. New rooms, a good set-up, your own AC in each room, and a maid that cleans your bathroom? It's very secure, very clean... I loved it! But definitely do it for Honors, not the dorm. (:
Hume costs an extra $2000 a year and it's so not worth it. I'm an honors pre-med student and I opted not to live in Hume and instead to live in North Hall since that is the official pre-med dorm and with that comes a pre-med community, it's own library, and some pretty helpful connections! Definitely look into living in North Hall, as a pre-med student, you'll have much better connections there.
I hate to admit this, but I got into the Honors Program with a 27 on the ACT... I would not go through the trouble of re-taking it if I were you. I started taking classes during the summer B semester and I am loving UF and am looking forward to the opportunities of the Honors Program (and H-Camp)!