❏ 3.5 Cumulative GPR
❏ 3.25 GPR in honors courses
Earn 30 Honors Points
❏ 9 hours in the Core Curriculum*
❏ 12 hours in Upper-division (300- or 400-level coursework, like MATH 308 or BICH 431)
❏ 9 additional points to bring the total to 30 (earned from any combination of honors coursework, capstone points, or Honors Experience points**)
*If needed, you can appeal to have course count for this requirement. Appeal using this form.
**You can earn 6 points from your capstone either by enrolling in honors coursework, such as a 491 research course, or by simply receiving credit for successfully completing your capstone. Students enrolled in coursework for their capstones cannot receive “double” points (i.e, 6 for the coursework and 6 because it is a capstone). Honors Experience points allow you to receive points towards Honors Fellows for non-credit-bearing activities like internships, study abroad, research not taken for course credit, and leadership roles in LAUNCH. You can only earn 3 points from Honors Experiences.
Complete Honors Participation
❏ Freshmen - 80% or better in the freshman seminar (see syllabus for more requirements)
❏ Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, & above - Attend an Honors Student Council designated event each semester.
Internships, co-ops, and study abroad opportunities are valuable! If you are not on campus for a semester, ask an honors advisor for an alternate assignment to complete your Honors Participation requirement (not applicable to freshmen).
Create & Maintain ePortfolio
❏ Update annually
❏ Rising Sophomore / Transfer – You will conduct a self-evaluation of your ePortfolio.
❏ Rising Junior – You will receive an evaluation from your Honors advisor.
❏ Rising Senior – You will complete evaluations of two of your peers’ ePortfolios.
Complete a Capstone
(choose one - http://tx.ag/Capstones
❏ Undergraduate Leadership Scholars
❏ Undergraduate Research Scholars
❏ Undergraduate Service Scholars
❏ Undergraduate Teacher Scholars
❏ Departmental Capstone / Senior Project
(i.e., engineering senior design)
Ways to Earn Honors Points
Honors courses (i.e., ENDS 101 - 3 hrs. = 3 pts.)
Honors course contract or independent study
(hrs. = pts.)
Graduate classes taken for undergraduate credit (a 600-level course automatically counts as upper-division honors credit if taken for undergraduate credit; hrs. = pts.)
❏ Honors Experience Points
(You can apply for 1 point for a non-credit-bearing experience, such as an internship, study abroad, or research not taken for course credit. Typically, these experiences should last at least 6 weeks.)
Leadership and service in LAUNCH (A year of service in a leadership position in one of our programs - Sophomore Advisor in HHC, Honors Student Council executive officer, Undergraduate Research Ambassador, or Explorations
journal board member - counts for 1 point.)
No more than 3 points of the required 30 can come from non-credit bearing-experiences like Honors Experience Points and leadership positions within LAUNCH.