Honors students receive an Honors designation on their transcripts if they 1) earn at least 18 hours of Honors credits, including at least six hours of Honors Foundation courses, 2) graduate with an overall GPA of at least 3.3, and 3) beginning with the freshman class in 2017, engage in an Honors Year One experience during their first year.  Many UH courses can be retaken, provided the course content differs, but no more than two hours of undergraduate pass/fail courses can be counted toward the Honors College requirements.

  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.3
  • At least 18 hours of Honors courses, including
    • Six hours of Honors Foundations (all UH courses 100-499)
    • UH 400 + have prerequisites of UH 100, 200, or 300 level courses
    • Twelve additional hours in any combination of Honors Electives, including
      • Additional Honors Foundations courses
      • Departmental Honors courses
      • Up to six hours of Honors-by-Contract courses
      • Up to six hours of Independent Study
      • RRS courses
      • Graduate level courses (500+): Students must notify the Honors College after completion of each graduate level course in order to receive credit
  • Completion of an Honors College Graduation Application
  1. Minimum Overall GPA of 3.3
  2. UH 120: Freshman Fellows Experience
  3. UH 101: Freshman Fellows Experience II
  4. UH 120: Sophomore Fellows Experience I/II (2012+ Cohorts Only)
  5. Completion of The Black Belt Experience
  6. Completion of an Honors College Graduation Application

Overall GPA and course completion are monitored each semester. Honors College students who drop below a 3.3 overall GPA will be suspended unless raising their overall GPA to at least a 3.3 by the end of the next semester is feasible. Students who remain in the Honors College below a 3.3 overall GPA are not considered to be in good standing. Suspended students may be reinstated by contacting the Honors College after their overall GPA increases to at least a 3.3.

Students must make progress toward their Honors requirements each year. At the end of freshman year, students must have earned 25% of their required hours; 50% by the end of sophomore year; and 75% by the end of their third year. Progress is monitored at the end of each academic year. Students who fail to meet GPA and/or completion percentage requirements may be placed on probation or suspended from the Honors College.

In order to retain Honors status from freshman to sophomore year, first year students must take part in an Honors Year One (HYO) experience, which will engage students with the College, faculty, and fellow students. See HYO experiences that fulfill this requirement.