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Honors Probation Process

If you are an Honors Program student and your cumulative GPA falls below the required minimum of 3.20, you will be placed on probation with the Honors Program. Students who have been on probation for three consecutive quarters (excluding co-op quarters) will be dismissed from the Honors Program.

Students will not be dismissed during any quarter in which they earn a 3.2 term GPA or better. If, at the end of your third probation term, you do not have a cumulative 3.2 GPA but do have a term 3.2 or better, your probation will be extended for an additional quarter.

If you are placed on probation or are dismissed, you will receive an e-mail from the Honors Program providing further details and any applicable next steps.

*It is important to note that students must earn a 3.2 cumulative GPA at the time of graduation in order complete the Honors Program. Students still on probation at time of graduation will not be cleared to graduate with Honors.

Click here to schedule an appointment with your Honors Advisor.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I am an Honors with Distinction student?
Students on the Honors with Distinction track will not be placed on probation, should they fall under a 3.5 cumulative GPA. The probation process starts only when a student drops below a 3.2 cumulative GPA. All Honors with Distinction students will be audited by their graduation term to ensure they have completed their 3.5 cumulative GPA graduation requirement.

How does this affect first-year students?
First-year students will not be placed on Honors probation during their first academic year at the University, but will receive a warning email if their cumulative GPA falls below 3.20.

How will probation affect my Honors status and benefits?
Probation is meant to serve as a warning that you are in danger of being dismissed from the Honors Program. While on probation, you will not lose any of the privileges extended to you as an Honors student because we want you to utilize your Honors benefits to help improve your GPA.

Students placed on probation are encouraged to schedule a meeting with an Honors Program staff member to develop an action plan to improve their academic performance and cumulative GPA.