Honors Requirements

Honors students as Graduation

 

Honors College Graduation Requirements

To graduate from the Honors College a student must complete at least 24 hours of Honors credit and have a cumulative WCU GPA of at least 3.5. 

Students who complete the requirements and graduate from The Honors College receive the specially designed Honors College diploma, the Honors medallion, and they walk at the head of the undergraduate class at commencement.

Honors Diploma

The Honors College Diploma

MedallionThe Honors Medallion
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Requirements to Remain in Good Standing with the Honors College

All students are required to maintain at least 3 Honors hours per term until they have the 24 Honors hours needed to graduate.

GPA Requirements for Students who entered WCU prior to Fall 2015



  • First year students (1-29 credit hours) must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.1
  • Sophomores (30-59 credit hours) must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2
  • Juniors and Seniors must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher


GPA Requirements for Students who entered WCU in Fall 2015 and later



  • First year students (1-30 credit hours) must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3
  • Sophomores (31-60 credit hours) must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4
  • Juniors and Seniors (61+ credit hours) must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher

If a student’s GPA falls below the minimum, but later rises to meet the requirements, the student will be allowed to return to the Honors College upon request.

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