Tau Sigma National Honor Society

About the Beta Eta Chapter

The Beta Eta Chapter of Tau Sigma recognizes the academic achievement of students transferring to the University of Maryland from other academic institutions, and encourages and promotes transfer students' involvement at the University and its surrounding community. Currently, the Beta Eta Chapter has over 600 members and it is growing stronger each year!

Membership Criteria:

  1. You must transfer to the University of Maryland from another academic institution with at least one full year’s academic credits satisfied at the prior institution(s).
  2. You must be registered in a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree for an amount of work equal to an average full course load (minimum of 12 credit hours).
  3. Students must achieve superior academic achievement during their first term at the University of Maryland (only credit hours that count toward a Bachelor's Degree can be used to determine Tau Sigma eligibility).
  4. The minimum academic average required for membership is either a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or an academic average that places the prospective candidate in the top 20% of all incoming transfer students during the term in question.

*Eligibility is limited to the first term of enrollment at the University of Maryland.