I-CORE sophomore year?

<p>Hey everyone. I've worked out my schedule, and discovered that if i take 17 credits in the next two semesters I can have all of my I-CORE prereqs done, and could potentially take I-CORE in my second semester of sophomore year.</p>

<p>anybody, preferably people who have taken I-CORE, have any advice about this? Is it a good idea or a bad one?</p>

<p>Had I not gotten into the honors program, I would have taken I-Core first semester of my sophomore year. It only helps if you are trying to get a couple majors that have i-core as pre-reqs for their classes or if you are trying to graduate early.</p>

<p>However, if you have plans to get into the Business Honors Program, you are required to take it in the fall of your junior year, so keep that in mind.</p>

<p>I would think its fine, but unless you’re on a tight budget or whatever and need get out of school early, I wouldn’t. Take your time and enjoy college, don’t overload yourself on classes.</p>

<p>Ironically, I have a question about business honors. I’ve looked over the requirements and I think I might be able to get a 3.7 (emphasis on the might). But I noticed the requirement for a leadership activity- what do you recommend getting into that I could still start that would look good for that? Really the only thing I’m involved in right now is finance club.</p>

<p>Civic Leadership Development is fun. You get to help out your community whenever is convenient for you.
<a href=“https://kelley.iu.edu/civic/index.cfm[/url]”>https://kelley.iu.edu/civic/index.cfm&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

<p>You might also try getting involved with dorm government, which is a relatively numerous leadership position. They really like it if you have a leadership position, rather than a just a membership. Get as many leadership positions as you can. Just having a high gpa is not enough. I have a lot of time on my hands, so I did a cross reference of the list of people who are currently taking non Icore honors with people who made the Founders Scholar list for Fall 2008, in other words they had a gpa of 3.8 or higher. Of the 813 students taking non-honors Icore this semester, 99 of them made the Founder’s Scholar list. So these 99 probably had a qualifying gpa but did not get into business honors. But you can imagine that most of those 99 applied to business honors, but they obviously did not get accepted. And probably a lot more applied to business honors that year that were Founders Scholars, but they are not taking Icore this semester, so the known group of 99 Founders Scholars that did not make business honors is probably too small by twenty or so as a measure of people who had 3.7+ gpas but did not wind up in business honors. </p>

<p>I also found that about 12-15 students were on the list of non-honors Icore for the first week of the semester, but that their names were not listed as being assigned to a room to take the non-honors Icore mid terms last week. To me this implies that, for some reason, 12-15 honors students dropped out of the honors program for some reason (transferred out of IU; got bad grades sophomore year, who knows) and were replaced by other high achieving students who were only admitted at the beginning of junior year to business honors after having registered for non-honors Icore. Since hardly anybody ever drops non-honors Icore (Fall 2009 only one student out of 919 withdrew from regular Icore), it is reasonable to speculate that some of these 12-15 students were admitted to business honors at the beginning of their junior year. In other words, if you keep achieving, get good internships, etc. there is still some chance of getting into business honors if you don’t get accepted after freshman year. But that is just speculation based on the names missing from the non honors Icore mid-term list compared to the non honors Icore list issued the first week of the Fall semester.</p>