Admission and Retention Requirements

  • Admission
  • Students admitted into the Honors Program should take an honors course in both semesters of the first year.
  • Students who make the Dean’s List in the first semester are invited to join honors and may enroll in an honors course in the Spring semester of the first year.
  • Students may be nominated for the program by faculty in the first year.
  • Students may petition the Director for admission to Honors.

  • Courses
  • Any student who has a 3.2 overall GPA may enroll in an honors course.
  • Honors courses must be taken for a grade.
  • In order to earn Honors credit for the course, students must earn at least a C+.
  • Honors students should take one honors course per semester until they have completed 7 courses/ 22 honor credits.
  • Honors students must take the honors section of the College Studies capstone course, Contemporary Perspectives.
  • Honors students may participate once in the Honors Summer Readings for honors credit.
  • All honors courses appear on the transcript.



  • Activities for Honors Credit
  • Community Service (30-45 hours within one year)
  • Independent Study / Research
  • Study Abroad
  • Toastmasters, Inc. (CC – 10 speeches)
  • Graduate Course
  • Other approved experiences



  • Good Standing
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 in honors courses.
  • Honors students should have a 3.0 overall to progress to the second year in Honors.
  • Honors students should have a 3.25 to progress to the third year in Honors.
  • Honors students should have a 3.35 to progress to the fourth year in Honors.
  • Honors students must have a 3.4 to complete the program.



  • Graduation
  • Students who complete 7 honors courses / 22 honors credits will receive:

  • The Honors Certificate
  • The Honors Medallion
  • The Honors Stole
  • Recognition at the University Baccalaureate Ceremony
  • Recognition at Commencement as Distinguished Honors Scholar



  • Activities
  • Honors Student Association – plans activities around town and on campus.
  • Honors students may bring guests to most events and activities.




For more info or to schedule a visit, call 215-951-2700 or email

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Honors Program Office
Kanbar Campus Center, Suite 102
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Office Email:

Marcella L. McCoy Deh, Ph.D.