Program Expectations

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  • Program Flexibility
    Honors College students may fulfill University requirements in nonstandard ways that allow a program of study to be tailored to a student's individual interests and abilities. With the approval of an Honors College Academic Specialist/Advisor, students may choose from literally hundreds of course offerings to fulfill their General Education Requirements. With the approval of their Departmental (Major) Honors Advisors, they may meet the spirit of their college and major requirements using substitute courses not on the standard requirement lists. A substitution may take the form of a course which is more advanced than an introductory one, a course closely related to a required one but not on the standard list, or an Honors or graduate course which covers more than one standard listing. Visit the Program Features page for additional information.
  • Honors Experiences
    In fulfilling the requirement for an enriched program of study, a student may use any combination of the various types of Honors opportunities available. In order to maintain Honors College membership and graduate with Honors College notation, students must complete at least three Honors experiences by the end of their second Spring semester and at least eight total Honors experiences by graduation. For students completing a second degree, two additional honors experiences are required to for Honors College notation on that second degree.
  • General Education Requirements
    The Honors College General Education Requirements replace the University’s Integrative Studies and Writing Requirements. Please visit this page for additional information.
  • Honors College Academic Progress Plan (HCAPP)

    Honors College Academic Progress Plan (HCAPP): Complete the HCAPP forms, as described below:

    The Self-Reflection Summary (SRS) form must be submitted annually during enrollment time each Spring (due in May).

    The General Education Substitution Request form is completed ‘as needed,’ when a student enrolls in a substitution course. Substitutions must be approved in advance of taking the course.

    Visit the HCAPP page more information, including instructions and specific due dates.
  • Graduation Recognition

    Honors College affiliation will be noted in the graduation program and on the student's diploma and transcript. Each graduating member wears an Honors College stole during the commencement ceremonies.

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