Honors and Your Transcript

Your academic participation in the Honors Program is illustrated on your transcript in several ways.

Honors credit for courses and conversions

Honors courses

Honors courses and conversions are intended to challenge and inspire. Successful completion of Honors courses or conversion projects is recognized on your transcript as a permanent record of your achievement.

  • For every Honors course or conversion that you complete with a B- or above, your transcript will indicate this with the notation “Honors credit” under the course listing.
  • How do you know if a course is an Honors course? Undergraduate Honors courses are listed with “Honors” in the Grading section of the class detail in the Student Admin system.
  • The Honors Program also publishes lists of Honors courses each semester. Find the most recent course list. Honors courses are not weighted differently in the calculation of grade point average.

Honors Conversions

When you convert a non-Honors course to Honors, there are several things you must do to receive Honors credit.

  • Before you begin your conversion project, you must complete the Honors Course Conversion Form by the third week of the semester.
  • You must complete the conversion project to the satisfaction of your instructor and submit it in a timely fashion.
  • Even if you get high marks for the course itself, you may not get Honors credit unless you complete all the conversion work outlined in your Honors Course Conversion Form.
  • Your instructor then needs to review your conversion project and verify to the Honors Program through the online Conversion Approval System that you have successfully completed the project.
  • You also need to earn at least a B- in the course itself.

Confirming you received Honors credit

  • There will be a lag time between your completion of the Honors course or conversion project and the notation appearing on your transcript.
  • You should expect the notation to appear between 3 and 4 weeks following the end of the semester in which you earned the Honors credit.
  • If you require expedited postings, email your request to the Honors office (include your name, student admin number, and course information).
  • Graduate courses will not be coded with “Honors credit” on your transcript. They may be used toward graduation requirements if approved by your Honors advisor on your Honors Final Plan of Study.

Membership in the Honors Program

  • The “Honors Program” notation is listed immediately after your GPA for each semester and will appear on your transcript prior to the beginning of the following semester.
  • If you have been placed on probation over the summer, “Honors Program” will still appear on your transcript.

Sophomore Honors

  • If you complete all requirements and submit an application, “Sophomore Honors” will be noted on your official transcript.
  • You should expect to see this notation in early fall of your junior year.

Graduation as an Honors Scholar

  • If you complete all requirements to graduate as an Honors Scholar, the “Honors Scholar” designation will appear on your transcript in the Degrees Awarded section and just below the Confer Date.
  • You should expect to see this notation appear 4 to 6 weeks after the end of the semester.
  • The “Honors Scholar” notation also appears on your diploma.

Verifying Your Transcript

  • You should check your transcript at the beginning of each semester to be sure the appropriate notations were made.
  • Don’t get alarmed if you do not see a notation you expect.
  • Remember, it takes between 2 and 6 weeks for the notations to appear on your transcript.
  • If you feel an error has occurred, after the appropriate time has passed, contact the Honors Program Office.

Remember: The “Good Standing” notation on your transcripts is posted by the University and does NOT pertain to your status in the Honors Program.