Minimum GPA Requirement

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

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

GPA Review for Continuation in Honors

  • Your academic record will be reviewed at the end of each academic year (typically in late-June) for compliance with the Honors minimum GPA requirement.
  • Your academic record will be also be reviewed for compliance with the minimum Honors credit requirement through a separate process that typically initiates in late-July or early-August. You might receive notifications regarding both processes; if applicable, you will need to respond according to the instructions for both.
  • If your cumulative GPA falls slightly below the minimum GPA of 3.400, you will be placed on Honors probation. If your cumulative GPA is significantly below the required 3.400, you will be subject to dismissal from the Honors Program. Students will be placed on Honors probation or be eligible for dismissal from the Honors Program according to the details listed below.
  • Students placed on Honors probation or eligible for dismissal will receive emails from the Honors Program during the summer indicating their status and the effective date.
  • If you receive notification that you are eligible for Honors dismissal and prior to the fall semester your cumulative GPA changes due to the completion of incomplete grades, the posting of study abroad course grades, or the completion of May Term courses, then you should include this information in your dismissal appeal.
  • If you were placed on Honors probation and new grades post after you were notified, then you may send an email to us at honors@uconn.edu to request a review of your Honors status.

Probation

Depending on their academic level (based on entry to UConn/expected graduation date and not earned 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.

Honors probation may not be appealed unless students have GPA changes based on courses taken prior to the fall semester.

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/expected graduation date and not earned 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

If you received a dismissal notice from the Honors Program because your cumulative GPA fell below the requirement for your academic level, you may appeal the decision for any reason. If you desire to remain in the Honors Program, you must submit an appeal no later than the posted deadline. Your appeal will be individually considered by members of the review committee and you will be notified of the decision regarding your continuation in the Honors Program by the date listed on the appeal form.

Honors Dismissal Appeal and University Leave of Absence: If you are considering a Leave of Absence, we encourage you to appeal your Honors dismissal by the deadline. Upon return to the University, your readmission to Honors will consider your Honors standing prior to your leave from the University.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us at honors@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.