Special Considerations and Policies

  • Honors students may not use AP, IB or concurrent enrollment to opt out of any Honors requirements. However, students will still be able to use these qualifications for general education and bachelor degree requirements.
  • Honors students who have passed the AP English or English Literature exams, therefore fulfilling the lower-division writing requirement (WR2), may fulfill the Honors writing requirement by taking Honors 3200.
  • Students enrolled in the Honors College may also take classes offered through Departmental Honors if they have fulfilled the pre-requisites to do so.
  • If a student who is no longer in good standing with the Honors College wishes to retake an Honors course, he/she must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA in order to retake the course. In addition, he/she must wait to register for the course until Honors students in good standing have completed registration.
  • Transfer Student Exceptions (60+ credits): 4-6 classes are required for the Degree, described below. Make an appointment with an Honors Advisor for more information. Note: High school concurrent enrollment students are not considered transfer students.
    • one Intellectual Traditions (IT)
    • one honors writing
    • one honors science
    • six credits of electives
    • one thesis course (****4999)
    • must have 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • The Honors Certificate: 4-6 classes are required for the Certificate, described below. Make an appointment with an Honors Advisor for more information.
    • two Intellectual traditions (IT)
    • one honors writing
    • six credits of electives
    • must have 3.5 cumulative GPA