Honors College Good Standing Policy
Requirements for Good Standing in the Honors College and Honors Program Curriculum:
- A cumulative GPA of 3.2
- A minimum of 9 total Honors hours within the first 30 hours taken while at WKU
- A minimum of 18 total Honors hours within the first 60 hours taken
- A minimum of 27 total Honors hours within 90 total hours
- By 90 hours, completion of at least 1.5 hours of Honors Colloquia
- By 90 hours, enrollment in HON 403 CE/T credit or an official switch to the Non-Thesis track
Requirements for Good Standing in the Honors in the Major Curriculum:
- A cumulative GPA of 3.2
- 3 hours of Honors credit taken every semester
- By 90 hours, enrollment in HON 403 CE/T credit
A student in Good Standing with the Honors College is eligible for all Honors benefits: Honors courses, Honors housing, priority registration, Honors Development Grants, Travel Abroad Grants, study abroad trips to Harlaxton and Semester at Sea, Honors Augmentations, Honors Club membership, Honors social events, etc.
A student on his/her Warning Semester has been given one semester to get his/her GPA back up to a 3.2 or Honors hours back to the required amounts. This student is still eligible for most Honors benefits: Honors courses, Honors housing, priority registration, Honors Augmentations, Honors Club membership, and Honors social events. He/she can still apply for Honors Development Grants, Travel Abroad Grants, and trips to Harlaxton and Semester at Sea, but preference will be given to those students who are in Good Standing.
If a student finishes his/her Warning Semester successfully, he/she will be placed back into Good Standing the following semester.
If a student finishes his/her Warning Semester, is unable to make it back into Good Standing, but is making significant progress towards the Honors College requirements, the Honors College can give the student a second Warning Semester. This allows the student another semester to make it back into Good Standing.
If a student finishes his/her Warning Semester, is unable to get back into Good Standing, and has not been making significant progress towards the Honors College requirements, he/she will be removed from the Honors College and will no longer be eligible for any Honors benefits. If the student is in Honors housing, the Honors College reserves the right to have the student re-assigned to make room for the Honors students that are on waiting lists for Honors housing. If a student would like to appeal the process of being removed from the Honors College, he/she can do so. A student with extreme circumstances or who is on the border for Good Standing can appeal to the Honors Development Board to remain in the Honors College with a second Warning Semester or with Good Standing. To make an appeal, contact the Coordinator of Academic Advising and Retention or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a removed student works to meet the requirements to be in Good Standing, they can re-apply for the Honors College and still have the opportunity to graduate from the Western Kentucky University Honors College.