Honors classes include only Virginia Intermont’s strongest students. Prospective honors students can expect to be challenged and inspired by their fellow classmates to excel academically. Honors students also enjoy a small student-to-instructor ratio; typically, classes range between 10 and 15 students.
The Virginia Intermont Honors Program offers trips for educational, cultural, and social purposes. These trips include visits to regional sites as well as at least one trip to a distant city. In the future, the honors program hopes to take a trip abroad. All trips are offered on a voluntary basis.
The suite of rooms that comprise the Virginia Intermont Honors Center gives students their own place to study, read, have discussions, use computers, as well as spend social time together. The honors center is located in the humanities building and includes a seminar/classroom, computer lab, study area, honors faculty offices, and a kitchenette.
All honors students will receive a scholarship that covers up to one half of their tuition depending on grade point average and scores on standardized tests. Honors students are also eligible for other types of financial aid.
Virginia Intermont provides housing dedicated only to first-year Honors students to encourage group cohesion and to facilitate extra and co-curricular programming. Campus residence is required for honors program students.
Honors students will be given priority registration privileges starting the second semester of their freshman year.
Each honors graduate is recognized at graduation, and “Honors Graduate” is noted on the diploma.