Fall 2010 James Scholar Procedures for Students

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College of Media James Scholar Procedures/Rules For Students: Becoming a James Scholar: Students will be invited to become a James Scholar for the upcoming fall semester after the summer academic review is completed Those eligible to join: o Current College of Media students who are already certified as a James Scholar o Current College of Media students who have completed less than 80 hours and are included on the spring Dean’s List o Students who transfer into the College of Media who are certified by their previous college as a James Scholar o Students who transfer into the College of Media for the upcoming fall semester who have completed less than 80 hours, are in the top 20% of the incoming class, and who have at least a 3.5 GPA o The top 20% of the college’s incoming freshmen class. The top 20% is based on a combination of a student’s ACT/SAT score, high school GPA, and actual or estimated class rank. o Off-campus transfers with at least a 3.75 transfer GPA may request to join the program. Please speak with your advisor. o On-campus students who transferred into the college during a spring term fall under the rules of a current student o Qualifying students may enter the program for either the sophomore or junior year but not for the senior year alone. o If invited to become a James Scholar, you must notify the James Scholar coordinator of your acceptance or denial of the offer by the date specified in your notification letter Remaining in good standing as a James Scholar: Freshman Year: College of Media freshmen James Scholars must meet the following requirements to continue as a James Scholar in the sophomore year and to have the James Scholar notation on the academic transcript for the freshman year: Successfully participate in the spring semester College of Media Honors course. Topics and professors change from year-to-year. As part of the course, students most often travel to a nearby metropolitan area over spring break to visit media outlets and learn more about the industry. Freshmen should submit an Honors Credit Learning Agreement form to the Student Services Center, 18 Gregory Hall by the 10 th day of the spring semester verifying they are enrolled in the College of Media’s freshmen honors course. The Campus Honors or James Scholar Course option should be marked. A freshman planning on leaving the College of Media sophomore year may petition to complete a traditional honors course Earn at least a 3.5 on-campus GPA and take at least 14 graded credit hours on the Illinois campus in both the fall and spring semesters. The cumulative on-campus GPA must also remain at or above 3.5 for the freshman year. Sophomore and Junior Years: The College of Media has updated our sophomore-senior year James Scholar program. Media has a strong commitment to professional development, service learning, college leadership, and research. The newly revamped sophomore through senior year programming will allow James Scholars the ability to strengthen those attributes that are most important to them. As
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2011 for the course ECON 103 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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