Unless otherwise specified, the following requirements and policies apply to all students in the Honors Program.
All Honors students will take HON 102A17: Honors Mindset Seminar in their first semester in the program. Successful completion of Honors Mindset Seminar (defined as earning a "B" or better) is required to continue in the Honors Program.
Honors students are required to maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA.
Students whose cumulative GPA falls between 3.0 and 3.29 will be placed on Honors Probation, which allows them the opportunity to raise their GPA while enjoying the benefits of the Honors Program. Students on Honors Probation have up to two semesters to raise their cumulative GPA to 3.3 or higher. While on probation, students must achieve at least a 3.3 semester GPA.
Students who fail to meet these requirements or whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 will be academically ineligible to continue in the Honors Program.
Honors students who have classes on campus are required to complete one Honors Learning Experience each semester.
Part-time students (enrolled in less than 12 credit hours) are required to complete one Honors Learning Experience for every 12 credit hours completed.
When students are completing a semester off campus, they are not required to complete an Honors Learning Experience. Off campus semesters may include:
BS/MPA Accounting majors:
Once students in the BS/MPA Accounting major are classified as graduate students, they are no longer required to complete Honors Learning Experiences. Please note that classification as a graduate student is based on the completion of 120 credit hours, not when students are admitted to the graduate program or when they are enrolled in a graduate level class.
Students are still required to have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.3 to remain in good standing in the Honors Program.
Students who do not complete an Honors Learning Experience and do not have one "banked" are placed on Honors Suspension for the following semester. Students lose the privilege of early registration during the Suspension semester.
In order to regain good standing, students must complete an Honors Learning Experience during the Suspension semester. Students do not have to make up the missed experience.
There is only one Suspension semester; if a student fails to complete an experience in a future semester, s/he will be ineligible to continue in the Honors Program.
The Honors Program understands that outside factors can influence a student's ability to be successful academically. Students who become ineligible to continue in the program are invited to appeal this decision and submit information supporting their request to remain in the program.
Students will be notified of the process to appeal in early January (after fall grades) or early June (after spring grades). A committee of Honors Program staff members reviews appeals to determine if exceptions are appropriate.
In the appeal form, students will be asked to reflect on and provide written responses that address the following: