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Honors College Information Cheat Sheet

Entry
Incoming Freshman: 3.75 GPA and 29 ACT/1290 SAT
Current Auburn Student: 3.4 Cumulative unadjusted GPA or higher          
Retention
Freshman: 3.0 unadjusted GPA or higher (1 semester in warning, then suspension) and progress on taking Honors courses.
Sophomore, Junior, Senior: 3.2 unadjusted GPA or higher (1 semester in warning, then suspension) and progress on taking Honors courses to complete requirements.
Requirements
Complete a total of 22 Honors hours throughout a student’s time in Auburn:

  • 4 hours of Honors Participation classes(1 per year typically)
    • Honors Freshman Exploration
    • Honors Book Club
    • Honors Forum
    • Honors Lyceum
  • 18 hours of Honors Academic classes
    • Honors Core courses (Honors version of social science, humanities, history, science, math and English classes. This also includes Interdisciplinary classes like Honors Tech & Culture, Sustainability, and Human Odyssey)
    • Honors Departmental courses (only in BU, CADC, and HS currently)
    • Honors Seminar courses
    • Honors Contract courses

Advising Quick Tips

  • All incoming Freshman MUST sign up for an Honors Academic class for the fall semester – Freshman may not contract a class for Honors credit in the fall.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in 3 Honors Academic courses each year until the 18 hours are met, however
  • Many students may not have an Honors course to take in a given semester due to the college’s curriculum model. At this time, students may contract a course, or go without taking an Honors course if it is noted on their Plan of Study in the Honors College office.
  • Honors students typically choose classes based on their strengths and area of study/interest; please do not discourage enrollment unless there is a conflict or the class is not necessary for their program.

Last Updated: October 25, 2016