Minimum Honors Credit Requirement

The following requirement is for all Honors students, regardless of which year they entered UConn.

Academics are the cornerstone of the Honors Program, and we want to ensure that students take full advantage of the enriching Honors academic opportunities. It is important for you to earn the number of Honors credits you need to take per year as you work toward graduation as a University Honors Laureate and/or Honors scholar, and the Honors Academic Participation requirements.

Honors Academic Participation: Minimum Honors Credit Requirement

To remain active in the Honors Program, Honors students must earn 6 Honors credits per academic year. The Honors office reviews transcripts each summer for the previous academic year and additional credits earned one year do not carry over to the next for the purposes of this review. You will meet the Honors academic participation requirement by earning credits through Honors courses, Honors course conversions, or graduate courses which must be graded B- or above. Exceptions to the minimum Honors credit requirement may be granted for students who study abroad or participate in internship/co-op work for the entire academic year (not just one semester).

Removal from Honors Due to Insufficient Honors Credits

  • Each summer the Honors Program will review your record to verify that you have met the academic participation requirement by earning the appropriate number of Honors credits.
  • If you have not fulfilled the academic participation requirement, you will be notified via email and sent a link to an Minimum Honors Credit – Removal Appeal form requesting documentation of your Honors academic participation.
  • Please fill out the Minimum Honors Credit – Removal Appeall by the deadline listed on the form.
  • Students will be notified of the acceptance of their appeal in September by the end of the third week of classes.
  • If you received notification in August and do not complete this form by the due date,  you will be removed from the Honors Program.

Minimum Grade in an Honors Course

You must earn a minimum of B- for an Honors course, conversion, or graduate course to receive Honors credit.