Honors Program

Policies

The following policies are required of all Honors students in order to remain in good standing in the UNK Honors Program:

  • All Honors students must enroll in at least one Honors course each academic year (two per year is typical).  Permission from the Honors Director must be given if an Honors student does not enroll in an Honors course in any given academic year. 
  • All Honors students must maintain at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA in order to remain in good standing in the UNK Honors Program.  If an Honors student’s GPA drops below this minimum, the student will be informed and given the opportunity to appeal before being removed from the program. 
  • All Honors students must maintain at least a 3.25 GPA in their Honors courses in order to receive Honors credit. 
  • Advising is required for all UNK students. Honors students who have a declared major(s) should meet with their departmental based advisor(s).  The departmental advisor(s) will remove the advising hold.  Deciding majors can either visit with the Honors Director or Associate Director as well as visit with the Academic and Career Services Office (http://www.unk.edu/ACS/academicadvising/) for academic advice and for removal of advising holds.  Early registration will not be allowed unless all registration holds have been removed. 
  • All Honors students must complete the 18-hour Honors credit hours requirements (9 hours of Honors General Studies, at least 3 Honors Options or 9 hours). Students must submit the Honors Senior Study in order to complete the Honors Program. The Honors credits hours must be part of the official UNK transcript. 
  • UNK Freshmen who wish to join the Honors Program should apply after their first semester, and before their third semester.  An application form can be found at http://www.unk.edu/academics/honors/applications.php
  • The Honors Director may remove a student from the UNK Honors Program and cancel scholarships from the Honors Program if the student is found to have violated the UNK student code of conduct or failed to comply with the policies described above. If such a decision is made, the student will have the right to appeal.