The four components of good standing in Honors are grades, academic integrity, progress through Honors requirements, and the capstone project.

Grades.  A cumulative gpa of 3.4 (3.2 in Architecture) is required to remain in good standing.  If you drop below a 3.4, you will be given time to bring your gpa back up to good standing.

These are the circumstances under which you can be withdrawn from Honors because of grades:

  • If your cumulative gpa is below 3.4, and there have been three consecutive semesters in which your semester gpa is below 3.4, you will most likely be withdrawn from the Program.
  • If you reach your junior year and it becomes mathematically unlikely or impossible for you to return to good standing, you will be withdrawn from the Program.

Academic Integrity.  All Honors students sign a statement that they have read, understood, and agree to abide by the University’s academic integrity policy.  If we receive a report that you have violated the policy, we will withdraw you from Honors.

Progress.  Honors students are expected to make steady progress through the Honors requirements.  While progress will vary among academic programs because of their very different course requirements, we will let you know if we are concerned about your lack of progress.  Continued lack of progress in fulfilling Honors requirements may be cause for being withdrawn from the Program.

Capstone.  The normal deadline for submitting an Honors capstone proposal is November of junior year.  Students studying abroad or in other circumstances may receive an extension, but all Honors students must have an approved capstone proposal no later than the end of the junior year to ensure there is sufficient time to carry out a high quality project.  Those without an approved capstone proposal will not be allowed to continue as seniors in Honors.

Each semester, we will assess your progress and provide you with a progress report. If you are not making satisfactory progress, either because of the rate at which you are fulfilling requirements or because your grade-point average is low, we will inform you. Students not in good standing in Honors are no longer eligible for Early Registration, and will not have access to Honors courses without special permission. If you have any questions about your standing in the Program, please contact your Honors advisor.