In order to complete the program, Honors Foundations Scholars must:
- Complete a minimum of five Honors courses and 13 Honors credits
- Maintain a satisfactory GPA
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 your Honors eligible orientation class first semester freshmen year (for most students this will be the Honors 298o orientation add-on), 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 Credit
The Honors curriculum is designed to complement and enrich your program of study at WVU.
Ways to earn Honors credit include:
- Honors sections of existing general education and introductory courses.
- Innovative Honors Foundations Courses on current topics, big ideas, and interdisciplinary subjects.
- Honors add-on courses to modify large lecture courses.
peer leadership programs (tutoring and mentorship).
- Honors contracts for one-on-one enrichment with course professors.
Maintaining Good Standing
Students are considered in good standing if they fulfill the following requirements:
After year one:
Complete at least two Honors courses/ four Honors credits (including orientation)
- Maintain 3.0 Honors GPA and 3.0 cumulative GPA
To extend after year two:
Complete four Honors courses/ ten Honors credits (including orientation)
- Maintain 3.5 Honors GPA and 3.0 cumulative GPA
Completing the ProgramTo satisfactorily complete the program, students must meet appropriate final requirements:
- 3.5+ GPA in Honors credits
3.0+ cumulative GPA at time of program completion
- Participate in Exit Interview process.