Information for Current Students

Academic Policies

Statement on Academic Integrity
GPA and Academic Requirements
Repeat Policy
Honors Transfer Policy

Honors College Statement on Academic Integrity

The Honors College is an intellectual community that engages high-achieving undergraduates in the pursuit of knowledge in an atmosphere of honesty and trust. We support the University’s commitment to academic honesty and responsibility. Students are responsible for upholding the university’s Code of Academic Integrity. For more information on the Code of Academic Integrity, please contact the Office of Student Conduct.

GPA and Academic Requirements

The minimum GPA for students to remain in good standing in the Honors College is a 3.0 cumulative. The 3.0 GPA requirement is a consistent standard across the College, including living and learning programs. A minimum 3.2 GPA is required to earn the Honors College citation.

Individual programs may have additional program-specific requirements. Students should consult with their living and learning programs to ensure full knowledge of academic standards and expectations. Students are encouraged to discuss concerns with meeting minimum GPA requirements immediately.

Honors College Repeat Policy

University Honors seminars are not repeatable. These courses are limited or one-time offerings that are not available for re-enrollment. Living and learning program courses are cohort-specific and are not designed for re-enrollment as they are sequential, building on previous courses. In rare circumstances, a student may be allowed to repeat a course with the next cohort. Students are encouraged to contact their living and learning program director regarding any extenuating circumstances.

Transfer Policy

Students who matriculated into the Honors College prior to fall 2020 fall under the previous catalogue and transfer policy. Students may leave their current LLP and request transfer to the University Honors program curriculum that existed at the time of their matriculation. This means that students must be able to complete the equivalent of at least three HONR seminar courses by the end of spring 2021, when those seminars will no longer be offered. The policy for this group requires students to meet with their program’s director or associate director for advising and consultation.

Students who matriculated to the Honors College beginning fall 2020 and are in good standing with the Honors College may apply to transfer from their current HC LLP to any other program within the Honors College. Students should note that LLP program space is limited, therefore transfer approval is also based upon availability. Applications are available in the spring semester. For more information and FAQs, click here.

FERPA Form

The Honors College is a community that acknowledges family engagement and respects student privacy. FERPA, the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act, is a federal law to which the University and the Honors College must adhere. FERPA protects a student's privacy interest in his or her 'education records.' FERPA provides that education institutions may disclose education records, or personally identifiable information from such records, only if an eligible student has provided prior written consent, except in several specified circumstances.

Honors College students, please complete the Honors College FERPA form to allow Honors College staff to speak with the person(s) you wish to identify regarding your education records. Return the form to honors@umd.edu or to the main office of the Honors College, 1113 Anne Arundel Hall.