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Honors Foundations Program

What is the Honors Foundations Program?

The Honors Foundations Program is a two-year Honors program designed to enrich students’ first years on campus.

This program is designed for first-time freshmen, and will complement their academic programs in their majors, while fostering community and service in Honors, WVU, Morgantown, West Virginia and the world.

Benefits of the Honors Foundations Program

How to Apply

Learn more about our admissions benchmarks and how to apply on our Honors Foundations Program Admissions page.

Program Requirements  

To read more about Honors Foundations Program requirements, see the program handbook

In order to complete the program, Honors Foundations Scholars must:

The Honors Foundations Program is designed to be completed in four semesters. The simplest way to complete the 13 Honors credit requirement is to take the Honors 102: Introduction to Honors course and one three-credit Honors course each semester for the student’s first four semesters at WVU. However, there are many ways to earn Honors credit, so individual students may follow a different schedule.

Earning Honors Foundations Credit

Options for earning Honors credit include:
  • Honors Foundations Courses
  • Traditional Courses
  • Add-On Courses
  • Contract Courses
  • Research (HONR 297)
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring HONR 102
Learn more about these Honors credit options.

Maintaining Good Standing

Students are considered in good standing if they fulfill the following requirements:

After year one:

To extend after year two:

Completing the Program

To satisfactorily complete the program, students must meet appropriate final requirements:
  • Complete five Honors courses/ 13 Honors credits (including HNR 102: Introduction to Honors)
  • 3.5+ GPA in Honors credits 
  • 3.0+ cumulative GPA at time of program completion 
  • Complete the Honors Foundations Exit Survey
  • Apply to complete the program (link provided at end of Exit Survey)