Enrollment Policies

Self-Nomination

The Honors Self-Nomination Process takes place each May* and allows current UA students who were not originally admitted to the Honors College to apply for admission. For more information and a link to the application, please check out our Self-Nomination page

*Students with unique circumstances can also apply in a smaller December process. Please see the linked Self-Nomination page for more information. 

Maintaining Enrollment

Academic Progress: A student who is inactivated from Honors after being placed on University academic probation is able to self-nominate for reentry into the Honors College after raising the GPA to 3.4 or higher.  A final cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher is required in order to graduate with Honors. 

Students are expected to progress through the Honors curriculum in order to maintain enrollment in the Honors College.  First year students must complete HNRS 196H: Honors Catalyst in their first semester, and an HNRS 195: First Year Seminar in their second semester (effective Fall 2017).  Failure to complete either course may result in dismissal from the Honors College. 

Honors Code of Conduct: Honors students are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic integrity. Students who violate the University's Code of Conduct or Code of Academic Integrity may be placed on probation or removed from The Honors College. Students may also be removed from the College for intentional misuse or abuse of Honors privileges or resources. The Dean's decision can be appealed to the Provost.

Withdrawal

Students may choose to withdraw from the Honors College by submitting a withdrawal request form. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate this process. In order to qualify a refund of the semester's Honors fee, the withdrawal request must be submitted prior to the 21st calendar day of the semester. Withdrawal requests submitted after that date will not result in a fee refund for the current semester, but will prevent future semesters’ charges.

Honors students who are not planning to graduate with honors are not required to formally withdraw from the Honors College prior to graduation. Students in good academic standing may maintain their enrollment in Honors throughout their undergraduate career, regardless of their progression toward honors graduation requirements.

Honors College membership comes with many privileges, which will no longer be available after withdrawing from Honors. These include:

  • Early registration with Honors students
  • Enrollment in Honors classes
  • Meetings with Honors staff and counselors in Slonaker House
  • Scholarships offered through The Honors College
  • Use of The Honors College computer lab
  • Any other Honors-specific benefits

Other notes:

  • Students who withdraw from the Honors College will not be dropped from their in-progress honors courses. Students who wish to withdraw from honors courses must adhere to university withdrawal policies and deadlines.  
  • Students who are not active in Honors may not enroll in honors courses or sections including Honors independent studies, Honors contracts, Honors sections of general education, and any other Honors courses. The exceptions to this policy are English 109H and certain lower-level math courses. Ability to take these courses is based on placement scores rather than Honors College enrollment.
  • Students who have withdrawn from the Honors College may rejoin at a later time via the Self Nomination process. Honors courses completed during the initial honors enrollment may not count toward the honors graduation requirement.