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      Earning Honors Credits

      Remaining Active

      Pink Sheeting

      Special Reminders

 

 

 

Earning Honors Credits:

1.  Honors courses must be taken for a letter grade.  Honors credit will not be granted for credit-only courses.

2.  Earn a grade of 'B' or better.

3.  Honor students who participate in the UM Study Abroad may designate one course per semester abroad as Honors. Honors credit will not be granted for non-UM Study Abroad Programs.

4.  Courses at the 500 level will count for Honor’s credit for active Honor students provided a grade of "B" or better is earned in the course.

 

Remaining Active:  

 
 
 
 
 
 
To remain an active honors student and to be graduated with 'General Honors' from the University you must meet the following requirements:
 
 
 
 
 
1.
 
 
 
Take at least 6 Honors credits per academic year (generally one 3 credit Honors course per semester) for a total of 24 credits.  For students who join the Honors Program as transfer students, please note that it will be necessary to enroll in more than one Honors course per semester in order to fulfill the 24 credit requirement.
 
 
 
 
 
2.
 
 
 
Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.500.
 
 
 
 
 
3.
 
 
 
Have 24 credits in Honors courses, distributed as follows by your final semester:
(a) 12 credits at the 200 level or higher;
(b) 12 credits outside your major (If you have a double major, up to 9 credits can be counted in each major, but a least 6 credits must be outside of both majors);
(c) Earn a grade of 'B' or better.
 
Please note:
Courses in your major refer only to courses listed with the designation of your major code.  For example, if you are a finance major, only courses listed as FINL would be considered in your major.  For a Music student whose major is Music Engineering, only courses listed as MUEE are considered in your major.  Keep in mind that it is not necessary to have any Honors credits in your major.

Students who maintain the required GPA and take at least 6 Honors credits per academic year will remain active and be coded to register as Honors students.
 
 
 
 
 
4.
 
 
 
Please see the requirement brochure that is emailed to active Honors students every fall semester.

A review of Honors student's files are completed each summer.  Students who have not fulfilled the requirements to remain active will be sent an email in late July to inform them of their inactive status in the General Honors Program.
 
 
 

Pink Sheeting:

 
 
 
 
 
 

Some regular courses can be approved for Honors credit. Approval of such courses requires the consent of the professor teaching the course, and the completion of clearly specified, additional work. Forms to request approval for non-Honors courses for Honors credit (commonly called 'pink sheets') may be obtained from the Honors Program Office or by printing the form below. The most important aspects of the pink sheeting policy are:
 
 
 
 
 
1.
 
 
 
Students may pink sheet only after taking 3 regular Honors courses-9 Honors credits (or if they are simultaneously enrolled in the third regular course).
 
 
 
 
 
2.
 
 
 
No course at the 100 or 200 level may be pink sheeted.
 
 
 
 
 
3.
 
 
 
Courses at the 300 and 400 levels may be pink sheeted only if clearly specified, additional work is listed on the form with the professor's signature and approved by the Honors Program.
 
 
 
 
 
4.
 
 
 
Courses at the 500 level count for Honor's credit (with a grade of B or better in the course) without the necessity of submitting a pink sheet for the course.
 
 
 
 
 
5.
 
 
 
Pink sheets must be turned in no later than the end of the third week of classes for the fall and spring semesters and the second week of classes for the summer semesters.  Retroactive pink sheets are not permitted.
 
 
 
 
 
6.
 
 
 
No more than 6 of the 24 required honors credits may be earned through pink sheets.
 
 
 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING PINK SHEETS FOR

Fall 2014 - Summer 2015

Spring 2015 pinksheet 3rd week of classes February 2, 2015
Summer 2015 pinksheet 2nd week of classes June 2, 2015

 

It is the responsibility of the student to print the form, complete page 1, submit the form to the Professor who will complete page 2, and the student must return the completed form to the Honors Program Office, Building 21 Room Y by the deadline dates noted above.
 

Special Reminders:

 
 
As stated in the Bulletin under “Academic Procedures and Information,” students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the requirements of the University. Students in the Honors Program are encouraged to check their progress with the Honors Program Office regularly-especially in the junior year. Choose your courses wisely.

If a grade in an Honors course is changed or an “I” (Incomplete) completed, it is the responsibility of the student to inform the Honors Program office.

You must have a 3.500 UM Cumulative GPA to be eligible to graduated with General Honors.

If a member of the program acts in a manner inconsistent with Honors Program policies or objectives (for example, accepting an honors research position and not complying with the stated rules, or is put on disciplinary probation by the University), he or she is subject to dismissal from the Program.

Students who successfully fulfill the Honors Program requirements are recognized at the annual Honors Day Convocation held the day before graduation in May. General Honors is noted on the transcript and on the diploma.

Please visit the Honors Program webpage, Graduation Honors for specific information regarding degrees in cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude or contact the Honors Program Office.