What a 3.5 GPA won't get you at St. Thomas

Getting tougher

Stephen Laumakis, director of the University of St. Thomas’ Aquinas Scholars Honors program, explains why a 3.5 GPA won’t be enough for inclusion in the program this fall. The required minimum will rise to a 3.6, and he said his goal is to raise it to 3.7 within three years.

“The average student is creeping up, so they’re all qualified to be honors students, and that’s why I needed to get a little separation. … We’re trying to make being an honors student more prestigious, and raising the GPA will do that.”

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