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GPA Requirements

Policies and Procedures

A 3.3 cumulative GPA is required to remain active in the Honors Program and also to graduate with an Interdisciplinary, Departmental or College Honors degree. Some Departmental Honors programs have even higher GPA requirements for Departmental Honors students, but all students must maintain a 3.3 cumulative. It is very important to be aware of this policy as you pursue your Honors degree at UW.

Incoming Freshmen

If your cumulative grade point average falls below a 3.3 in your first quarter at the UW, we will send you a reminder about the Honors GPA requirement. You will be encouraged to visit an Honors adviser to discuss your future academic plans and goals. If it remains below a 3.3 after your second quarter, you will be put on probation by the Honors Program. At this point you will be required to meet with an Honors adviser to discuss probation. If, at the end of your third quarter, your GPA is still below a 3.3, we will transfer you out of the Interdisciplinary Honors program.

Second-Year Students (and beyond)

If your cumulative GPA falls below a 3.3 after any one quarter at UW, you will be put on probation for the following quarter by the Honors Program. We will send you an e-mail reminder about our GPA requirement and you will be required to meet with an Honors adviser to discuss your future academic plans and goals. If at the end of that probation quarter, your cumulative GPA has not risen above a 3.3, you will be transferred out of the Interdisciplinary Honors program.

There's Help!

We ALWAYS encourage you to come in and talk to an adviser if you are concerned about your GPA or if you are having trouble in a class. We can help point you to many different resources both within Honors as well as on the larger UW campus that can help with time management, study skills, tutoring services, and more.

Students may be reinstated in the Honors Program if they have been transferred out and their GPA rises above a 3.3 for two consecutive quarters. In this situation, they are required to meet with an adviser and submit a course plan showing how they intend to fulfill all of their Honors Core requirements before graduation.

Students pursing a Departmental Honors degree must have a 3.3 minimum cumulative GPA. Individual departments may specify higher GPAs in order to satisfy their particular requirements. Please check with your departmental advisers to determine your exact Departmental Honors requirements.