Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. What are the requirements for remaining in the Honors College?
  2. What are the requirements of retaining an Honors scholarship or for remaining in the Honors College?
  3. What requirements must be met to graduate from the Honors College?
  4. If I have a friend who is currently not in the Honors College and would like to apply, what should he or she do?

  1. What are the requirements for remaining in the Honors College?
    A student must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least a 3.00 overall and a 2.00 in any semester in order to maintain status in the Honors College, and are candidates for dismissal from the Honors College if they do not meet these requirements. Students that are dismissed from the Honors College lose the rights and privileges associated with the Honors College. Students who raise their grade-point average to a 3.00 or higher are eligible for readmission to the Honors College, but previously awarded Honors College scholarships will not be reinstated.
  2. What are the requirements of retaining an Honors scholarship?
    For Honors scholarship retention, the GPA requirement is evaluated on a sliding scale. The cumulative GPA must be 3.25 after two semesters of study (or at least 32 credits toward graduation), 3.30 after four semesters of study (or at least 64 credits toward graduation), and 3.40 after six semesters of study (or at least 96 credits toward graduation). The sliding scale for the GPA allows students time to find a major they like and become established in it.
  3. What requirements must be met to graduate from the Honors College?
    While completing your major and college degree requirements, an honors student must have an overall commencement GPA of 3.40 or greater, complete their Honors Project with a grade of "B" or better, and fulfill the honors distribution requirements. Note that the commencement GPA is determined after ALL final grades have been reported on the academic record. All graded courses, including repeated and reassessed courses, are including in the calculation of the commencement GPA.