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Honors College Graduation Requirements

Presidential Honors

25 Honors credit hours

Combination of Honors hours (1-hour Honors orientation + 24 Honors hours)

Senior project/thesis/or approved substitution (semester of study abroad, internship, or community-based service experience). 

An undergraduate thesis can be taken from a major requirement project, or it can be an additional independent study.

3.5 grade point average

You should have this grade point average the semester before you apply to graduate.

Exit interview

The final graduation requirement is to schedule and attend an exit interview with a member of the Honors College faculty. You will need to complete the online exit interview form at least a day before your meeting. Exit interviews should be scheduled during the beginning of the last planned semester before graduation.

Before completing the online form, you will need to have your updated resume and a three-page Honors College reflection paper ready to upload. The reflection paper should discuss your four-year experience in the Honors College.

Please complete THIS FORM prior to your interview. (Note: This link will only be active when we are in the process of registering students for exit interviews.)

Application for Recognition

Honors College members must complete the online application for Honors Recognition. This lets us know that you need an Honors credit audit completed and that you intend to graduate. YOU WILL STILL NEED TO APPLY FOR GRADUATION THROUGH YOUR COLLEGE. THIS IS NOT AN APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION.

The application form for Honors recognition can be found HERE. (Note: This link will only be active when we are in the process of accepting applications for the recognition ceremony.)

Make sure that ALL your paperwork is filed in the Honors Office. If you do not have all paperwork filed for study abroad credit, research credit, internship credit, thesis etc., we do not know that you have Honors credit hours for work you have completed. If you believe you should have credit for this work, you need to file the proper documentation. All these forms can be found online at http://www.honors.wvu.edu/.

Dean's Honors

16 Honors credit hours

Combination of Honors hours (1-hour Honors orientation + 15 Honors hours)

3.4 grade point average

You should have this grade point average the semester before you apply to graduate.

Exit interview

The final graduation requirement is to schedule and attend an exit interview with a member of the Honors College faculty. You will need to complete the online exit interview form at least a day before your meeting. Exit interviews should be scheduled during the beginning of the last planned semester before graduation.

Before completing the online form, you will need to have your updated resume and a three-page Honors College reflection paper ready to upload. The reflection paper should discuss your four-year experience in the Honors College.

Please complete THIS FORM prior to your interview. (Note: This link will only be active when we are in the process of registering students for exit interviews.)

Application for Recognition

Honors College members must complete the online application for Honors Recognition. This lets us know that you need an Honors credit audit completed and that you intend to graduate. YOU WILL STILL NEED TO APPLY FOR GRADUATION THROUGH YOUR COLLEGE. THIS IS NOT AN APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION.

The application form for Honors recognition can be found HERE. (Note: This link will only be active when we are in the process of accepting applications for the recognition ceremony.)

Make sure that ALL your paperwork is filed in the Honors Office. If you do not have all paperwork filed for study abroad credit, research credit, internship credit, thesis etc., we do not know that you have Honors credit hours for work you have completed. If you believe you should have credit for this work, you need to file the proper documentation. All these forms can be found online at http://www.honors.wvu.edu/.

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