Once students are admitted to the Honors Program, it is important to remain actively involved with Program activities. Honors students must remain in good standing or probationary standing with the Program and the University. Being in good standing means a student is eligible for Honors Program scholarships, travel awards, early registration and other benefits.
a. Seniors must be at or very near their cohort’s Program Graduate GPA requirement (3.0 through cohort 5 and 3.25 for cohorts 6-8).
b. Beginning with Cohort 10 (admitted Fall 2013 and beyond), students need a 3.5 cumulative TAMUCC GPA in order to become a Program Graduate (the GPAs listed below will only affect scholarship eligibility in the senior year). In order to meet the Program Graduate requirement, we encourage students to meet or exceed these minimum cumulative GPA standards:
i. Freshmen year: 3.0
ii. Sophomore year: 3.25
iii. Junior year: 3.4
iv. Senior year: 3.5
8. Being free of major disciplinary violations as documented by the Office of Judicial Affairs. Students who are found responsible for violations of the Student Code of Conduct are encouraged to notify the Director immediately. The Honors Council will review the details of each case to determine if the violation warrants disciplinary action from the Honors Program. Violations that warrant serious and immediate attention include:
a. Academic violations such as cheating or plagiarism.
b. Acts of physical violence or emotional/mental abuse such as intimidation, bullying, or harassment.
If an Honors student does not meet all of the above requirements, he/she is placed on “probationary standing” for the following semester. The student will need to meet all good standing requirements in order to be removed from probation. Failure to do so will result in the student being suspended (removed) from the Honors Program. A student may appeal their suspension from the Program through the Honors Council.
If the student is on probation because the student’s cumulative or semester GPA fell below a 3.0 during any long semester, he/she is asked to speak with the Academic Director and possibly, select representatives from the Honors Council. The meeting is intended to discuss the reasons why the GPA is low and strategies for the student to increase his/her GPA the following semester.
While on probation, if the student’s semester GPA falls below 3.0 at any time, the student is suspended and will have to petition for readmission to the program once his or her GPA is higher. Students can appeal to the Honors Council to continue the probation status.
Note: Consistent with University policy, only grades earned at TAMUCC will be used to calculate grade point average. Grades are reviewed only in the fall and spring semesters.