Apply to Pike Honors

Any student whose cumulative grade point average is 3.5 or higher, and who would spend at least three semesters as a full-time student under the Pike program, may apply.

  1. Download the Pike Application and Guide on the right of this page.
  2. The Guide walks you through the application process, and use the fillable Word form to organize your proposal for clear consideration.
  3. Print only the Cover Page (for original advisor signatures) and deliver your completed proposal digitally to your academic advisor, and then to the Pike Divisional Faculty Representative and to the Pike Committee Chair.


  • Application Cover Sheet signed by advisor (Print this sheet only)
  • Four-Year Study Plan by category
  • Four-Year Study Plan Calendar
  • Essay
  • Any documentation of coursework or other academic experiences you propose to take at institutions other than Gordon College

There is no official application deadline, but students are strongly encouraged to begin the application process very early in the semester, and to submit a fall semester application by October 1, or a spring semester application by the Tuesday following spring recess. A student whose proposal is approved can enter the Pike Program in the semester that follows.

  1. Consult and set goals with your current advisor, other relevant faculty, the Pike Committee Divisional Faculty Representative in your area, and the Pike Committee chair. One of the Pike Committee members serves as an unofficial "proposal coach," allowing you to talk out your ideas creatively if needed.
  2. Research available options and similar programs elsewhere.
  3. Organize a plan for your courses for all four years of College.
  4. Write essay: why you propose this project, and how it relates to your sense of vocation, your faith, and your likely career goals.
  5. Submit all application materials.
  6. Pike Committee reviews your proposal.
  7. Student may be asked to develop the proposal further before the Committee makes its decision.

Pike Committee Faculty Representatives

Committee Chair - , Dean of Academic Initiatives

Education - Janis Flint-Ferguson

Fine Arts - Norman Jones

Humanities - David Aiken

Natural Sciences, Mathematics & Computer Science - Russ Tuck

Social Sciences - David Wick

Honors advising - Chris Carlson, Dean of Student Success

Pike Honors Program


Pike Information Brochure (PDF)
General promtional information about the Kenneth L. Pike Honors program

Pike Application Guide (PDF)
Guide to preparing a Pike program proposal

Pike Proposal Form (DOCX)
Fillable form to organize your proposal from draft through approval stages