Maintaining Honors Status
Key Points for Sustaining Active Honors Membership
Admission: Official admission into the program is a prerequisite for receiving honors designation at graduation.
GPA Requirement: Maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 throughout your time in the program is essential for honors degree recognition and continued membership.
Deadlines: Timely submission of Edge Experience/High-Impact Practice evidence is crucial for receiving credit. UHP will provide deadlines every semester and all form submissions are electronic.
Proof of Participation: To receive credit, provide proof of participation in UTEP or externally Edge Experiences/High Impact Practices. Credit acceptance is determined by the UHP office.
Group Events: Attendance at UHP Group Events is mandatory and will be announced during the academic year.
Enjoyment: Take pride in and relish your membership in the UHP community!
For Honors Students Who Drop Their GPA Below The Required
For Honors students who fall below the required 3.5 GPA, you'll be placed on a Honors Development Plan for one academic year. During this time, you'll need to work towards raising your GPA to the required 3.5 as specified by the University Honors Program. If you do not meet these requirements within the given timeframe, you will become an inactive member of the Honors Program
For Honors Students Who Become Inactive
What if I become inactive? For inactive members, we understand that you may have had your GPA drop below 3.5, forgotten to submit the member agreement, or had some other event occur that has resulted in you becoming inactive. In order to reduce confusion and ensure that the Honors program is beneficial to you, we will allow you reapply to the Honors program only once. Hopefully, this will encourage you to think strategically and provide you with another opportunity to apply if you have become inactive
How do I get my Honors Degree?
Completion of College Requirements
Completion of a minimum of 4 full terms with UTEP
Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and above
Attend 4 UHP Group Events
University Honors Degree (Includes Transcript Designation):
Participation in UTEP EDGE Experiences/ High Impact Practices, which is recommended to be at least one per year, is required for student to complete a total of four through their time in the program. Please note that student must also participate in four UHP community Events during their tenure in the program. UHP Community Events and Edge Experiences are distinct activities.
NOTE: Refer your college guidelines for more information on the requirements and times allowed for each activity.