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Peterson’s Guide to Honors Programs

Smart Choices: Peterson’s Honors Programs & Colleges

The fourth edition of Smart Choices: Peterson’s Honors Programs & Colleges, edited by former NCHC president Joan Digby, Director of the Honors Program at Long Island University, puts Honors undergraduate education clearly on the radar screen for high school guidance counselors, parents and students making their college choice. This 571-page reference book is the official guide of the National Collegiate Honors Council and the only guide to undergraduate Honors opportunities.

The guide presents institutional profiles of Honors programs for nearly 600 schools, including both two- and four-year colleges and universities. Included are a number of essays written by Honors program participants, information to assist in evaluating programs, profiles of programs at colleges and universities, and a geographic index. It is also the official guide of the National Collegiate Honors Council. The institutional profiles contain a description of the program; participation requirements; instructions for admission; availability of scholarships; a description of the institution, its campus, student body, and faculty; tuition and fee information; and who to contact for more information.

The guide is designed to match bright students seeking highly individualized undergraduate education, often funded by excellent scholarships, with the best undergraduate options. The book describes each college and university’s Honors curriculum in detail and places each program or college in a "Campus Context." Insight into Honors education from the perspective of directors, parents, alumni and experts in Honors education makes this guide helpful to families as well as counselors. Since Honors Deans and Directors are always interested in direct contact with guidance counselors and prospective students, the included telephone numbers and e-mail addresses can be a useful resource.

This guide is highly recommended for students, parents, and high school counselors, as well as for public, high school, and academic libraries.

To order Smart Choices: Peterson’s Honors Programs & Colleges call (402) 472-9150.


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