- Students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.5 in Honors coursework, and an overall GPA of at least 3.25.
- Students must complete at least three hours of Honors credit every academic year.
To Graduate with Distinction as a University Honors Scholar
Complete a minimum of 21 hours of credit in Honors courses, which must include the Honors Capstone Course
Most honors credits will be earned in Liberal Arts Core (LAC) courses, such as Honors First Year Seminar, Honors Humanities, and Honors Language 120.
Students may also earn honors credits using honors contracts in upper-level courses, and students can request to count up to 6 hours of study abroad credits as honors credit. Students interested in using study abroad credit should consult with the Director of the Honors Program.
Graduates earning Distinction as a University Honors Scholar are eligible to wear the white Honors Stole at Commencement.
To Graduate with Recognition as an Honors Scholar
Complete a minimum of 11 hours of credit in Honors courses.
Recognition as an Honors Scholar is intended mostly for transfer students who might not have as much time to complete the rigorous requirements for Distinction as a University Honors Scholar. Participants on this track are still considered full members of the Honors Program.
Graduates earning Recognition as a Honors Scholar are eligible to wear the green Honors Cord at Commencement.
To Remain in Good Standing
A student whose overall GPA falls below the thresholds will have one semester in which to raise the GPA to the minimum level. If after one semester, the GPA remains below the thresholds, the student may request a waiver from the Director of the Honors Program to remain in the program.
To remain in good standing with the Honors Program, students must meet the criteria listed above. Ordinarily, students not meeting these requirements will have one semester after falling below the standards to comply. In special cases, the Director of the Honors Program will regularly assess the standing of students who make significant progress toward compliance. Students who remain in noncompliance with no progress after one semester will be suspended from the program and will have to reapply for admission into the Honors Program.