Advising

Meet the Advisor

Karen Guthrie-Coleman

Karen Guthrie-ColemanKaren is the Recruitment and Advising Coordinator for the Capital Scholars Honors Program.

 

LRH 100
kguth01s@uis.edu
Phone:(217) 206-7251

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advising Guides

2014-2015 

2013-2014

2012-2013

2011-2012

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to all students entering the program:

UIS Freshmen Scholarships 2014-2015 (PDF)

The University’s Office of Financial Assistance also has access to more scholarship opportunities.

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to high school graduates who have demonstrated high academic achievement and a potential for creativity and leadership.

Students admitted to the program are expected to have excellent written and oral communication skills and to want a challenging intellectual experience during their college years.

To be considered for admission, students must have completed 15 units (one unit = one year’s study) of high school work from among the following categories:

  • four units of English emphasizing written and oral communications and literature;
  • three units of social studies emphasizing history and government;
  • three units of mathematics that include introductory through advanced algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, or fundamentals of computer programming (four units recommended);
  • three units of laboratory science (four units recommended); and
  • two units of a foreign language (four units recommended).

Students with these qualifications are selected based on an overall evaluation of the following:

  • class rank,
  • grade-point average,
  • SAT or ACT score,
  • personal and academic goals statement
  • creative and leadership potential.

A personal or telephone interview with a member of the admissions committee (made up of Capital Scholars Honors faculty and administrators) may also be part of the selection process.
For more information about admissions, check out the UIS Admissions website, or contact  Karen Guthrie-Coleman , Honors Program Recruitment Coordinator, (217)-206-7251.

 

 

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