I was recently accepted into the honors college at the University of Pittsburgh. I am very excited but I have a question. I know that students who are not invited to the honors college are able to take honors courses which I think is great. But because of this, is there any difference in being a U Pitt honors student who was invited in a an incoming freshman and a student who was not eligible as a freshman applicant but proceeded to do very well at Pitt and was able to take honors classes? It’s great that the honors college is inclusive but I do not see much of an advantage of being told I’m eligible to be part of the honors college when many students who were not eligible can enroll in honors classes.
I might be missing something or I might be wrong so if anyone has any information it would be greatly appreciated!