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Walk Tall Honors Program

The Walk Tall Honors Program provides an opportunity for academically successful undergraduate students to form a supportive community while exploring issues and gaining experiences that will expand their understanding of a variety of academic, artistic, civil, ideological, scientific, social, psychological, and cultural topics or issues.

Who is eligible? 

Current CSM undergraduate students and transfer ​undergraduate students new to CSM with cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher. New applicants to the Walk Tall Honors Program must have at least 4 semesters left before they receive their undergraduate degree at CSM in order to earn the designation of a Walk Tall Honors Program Graduate.

Entering First Year students with a minimum cumulative high school GPA greater than 3.75, SAT score greater than 1180, ACT score greater than 24, or graduation in the top 10% of their high school class. Students must have at least 4 semesters before they receive their undergraduate degree at CSM, so that they have an opportunity to graduate as a Walk Tall Honors Program graduate. 

What does it take to complete the program?

Accepted students enroll in Honors 101 (HNR 101), a 0-credit hour course. To successfully complete the Walk Tall Honors Program, students must complete 4 semesters of HNR 101 with passing grades, as an undergraduate, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher until graduation.  During each semester of HNR 101, students attend events and complete written assignments. Examples of events include: guided tours of museums, fine arts performances, service events, speakers on campus, and activities at local non-profit organizations and businesses. Events are free for WTHP students. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a medallion to wear at the graduation ceremony and a certificate.

In addition, successful program completion is noted on a student's official transcript. This portrays students as not only academically successful, but also as individuals who seek challenge and pursue scholarship.

Applications for Fall Admission are due by April 15.
Applications for Spring Admission are due by November 15.

If you are interested in applying to the program or have questions, please contact honors [at]