Good Standing

In order to graduate as a member of the Honors College, students must complete all program requirements and achieve a final GPA of at least 3.0. Designation as a graduate of the Honors College appears on the official Rutgers University transcript.

Students are in Good Standing in the Honors College when they maintain a GPA of 3.0, complete Honors requirements (including course work) in a timely fashion, maintain full-time enrollment status, and fulfill their Service-and-Activities requirements.

Probation and Dismissal

At the end of each semester, all students who are not in Good Standing, including transfer students, are considered for Probation. Probation is removed when students return to Good Standing.

Students on Probation face Dismissal from the Honors College if they do not show immediate, significant improvement in fulfilling their program requirements.

Except in unusual circumstances, Honors College students entering the program as four-year students are not considered for Dismissal until they have had the chance, during the first two years, to complete all six of their Honors courses.

Students who have been dismissed from the Honors College may request readmission whenever their cumulative GPA reaches 3.0. However, students anticipating eventual readmission should continue to complete their Service and Activities requirements and their Honors Experience Projects.

Readmission does not guarantee restoration of scholarships.

Retention of Scholarships

Though most students in the Honors College are on academic scholarship, the Honors College itself does not award or control scholarships, except in a few cases. Most scholarships are awarded by Rutgers University or by the individual student’s school: Arts and Sciences, Business, and Nursing.

Scholarships are reviewed for renewal, termination, or possible reinstatement at the end of each academic year. Generally, scholarships are renewed when students enroll full-time and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Appeals following a loss of scholarship should be directed to the deans’ offices in the schools.

Good Standing in the Honors College and retention of scholarships are separate matters. In some cases, students can be dismissed from the Honors College and still retain a scholarship through their school.