Maintain Active Status


Honors Program students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.20 in the first year to remain in the Honors Program. First semester freshmen who fall below a 3.20 will be placed on probation and will be notified about their probationary status. They will not be allowed to take Honors courses if their GPA is below a 3.00. If their GPAs remain below a 3.20 at the end of the first year, students will be contacted and removed from the Honors Program.

After the second year and in subsequent years, Honors Program students must maintain a minimum of a 3.30 overall GPA to remain in the Program. All Honors Program students will be reviewed yearly after spring semester grades are posted. After the first year, any Honors student falling below a 3.30 GPA at the end of any year of study will be contacted and removed from the Honors Program.

After the completion of the first year Honors requirements (12 cr. min), Honors Program students must complete at least 3 credits of Honors coursework per academic year to remain in the Honors Program. Graduate level coursework when applicable towards the Honors Degree may count towards the credit requirement to remain in the program.  Students will be reviewed at the end of each academic year after spring semester grades are posted. To earn an Honors Degree, students will likely take more than 3 credits each year.

Important note for first-semester Honors Program students: Honors Program students who are in their first semester will enroll in the next semester’s courses before grades for the first semester are posted. Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement of 3.00 after grades are posted will lose their enrollment in any Honors courses.

Former Honors Program students may apply for readmission once their GPAs improve to a 3.40 or higher and will be held to the new requirements for maintaining status in Honors regardless of entry date.

For students not in the Honors Program

Full-time matriculated undergraduate University of Delaware students who are not in the Honors Program must have completed at least 12 credits at the University and have a UD cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher to be eligible to enroll in Honors courses. Priority seating in Honors courses is always given to eligible Honors Program students. Students not in the Honors Program who meet these criteria may contact the UDHP Office at 831-1195 in mid-December for the spring semester and mid-May for the fall semester to request Honors courses if seats are available. Students with GPAs below a 3.0 are ineligible to enroll in Honors courses. Full-time, matriculated, first-semester freshmen not in the Honors Program must have all final grades posted with a minimum GPA of 3.00 to request a seat in an open Honors course.