This discussion is mainly directed towards those currently or previously enrolled in Baylor’s Honors College, but any advice is wholeheartedly welcome!
I’m pretty much your typical straight-A student with exceptional stats, who’s no stranger to hard work when it comes to academics. I was accepted to Baylor as a biology major (since I’m pursuing the pre-med track), and was awarded the President’s Gold Scholarship right off the bat.
Needless to say, I’ve been an honors kid my whole academic life, so it makes sense that I’d want to apply to the Honors College. My application is practically done, I’ve just been procrastinating on pressing the “submit” button.
That being said, I need y’all’s honest-to-God opinions on whether or not the honors program is a good idea. I’ve heard all the good (such as the enriching lessons) and bad (like GPA suicide) sides to it, but those mostly came from people who weren’t in an honors program themselves, and told me their idealized versions of it.
So, people-with-experience-who-know-what-they’re-talking-about: what were y’all’s (or your family member’s) experiences with your respective university’s honors program? Thoughts? Opinions? Warnings?
Note: Yes, I’m aware that everyone’s experiences are different and really depend on the person and university. I’m just trying to get a feel for what the general consensus is regarding a typical honors program.