Minimum GPA Requirement

The Honors Program expects students to perform well academically and maintain strong cumulative grade point averages throughout their college careers.

Probation or Dismissal Due to GPA

  • Your academic record is reviewed at the end of each academic year to verify your cumulative GPA.
  • If your GPA falls slightly below the minimum, you will be placed on probation. If your cumulative GPA is significantly below the required minimum, you will be subject to dismissal.
  • Students placed on probation or dismissed will receive emails from the Honors Program during the summer indicating that they will be removed from the Program by a date specified in the email.

Probation

Depending on their academic level (based on entry to UConn/expected graduation date and not credits), Honors students with the following GPAs at the end of the academic year will be placed on probation from the Honors Program:

  • 3.000 – 3.399 GPA at the end of the FRESHMAN year
  • 3.150  – 3.399 GPA at the end of the SOPHOMORE year, and
  • 3.300 – 3.399 GPA at the end of the JUNIOR year.

“Honors Probation” is not listed on a student’s academic transcript.

Dismissal

The minimum GPA required increases slightly at the end of each academic year as a student progresses through their undergraduate career. Depending on their academic level (based on entry and not credits), Honors students must have earned the following GPAs by the end of the academic year:

  • 3.000 GPA by the end of the FRESHMAN year,
  • 3.150  GPA by the end of the SOPHOMORE year, and
  • 3.300 GPA by the end of the JUNIOR year.

If you do not meet the minimum GPA requirement, you may be dismissed from the Honors Program.

Appealing a Dismissal Due to GPA

Sometimes there are legitimate reasons why a student may not have been able to maintain the necessary grades specified by the Honors Program. If this is case for you, there are some things you can do.

  • Appeal petitions must be submitted on-line by the date indicated in your dismissal letters.
  • You may appeal the dismissal if there are legitimate extenuating circumstances (e.g. health issues, illness of close family member, etc.), if you have newly posted grades, or if there are pending grades on your record.
  • Petitions must explain the circumstances resulting in the current GPA and a plan for improving the GPA.
  • This annual review is typically based on your cumulative GPA that is listed in the system as of late-June. If any of your grades are posted after this time and they possibly impact your standing in the Honors Program, complete the appeal form by the deadline to let us know about your new GPA based on any updated grades (i.e., completion of incomplete grades, newly posted study abroad course grades, or completed May Term courses).
  • Late grades and summer session course grades are not typically included in this annual review. However, if you feel a late grade or a summer course grade will possibly impact your standing in the Honors Program, complete the appeal form by the deadline and indicate the expected outcome of any pending courses. Then contact us as soon as the grade is posted.

If you have questions, feel free to contact the Honors Academic Advisor, Dr. Jessamy Hoffmann, jessamy.hoffmann@uconn.edu.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The “Good Standing” notation on your transcript is a University term and does not pertain to your status in the Honors Program.