Retention & Graduation Requirements


To remain in good standing, University Honors students must:

  • Maintain a 3.2 FSU GPA throughout the duration of their time to degree
  • Take and pass Honors Colloquium (HUM 2944) during the student's first semester in University Honors
  • Earn a C- or higher in ENC 2135 during their first academic year in honors
  • Complete at least 7 honors credit hours by the end of their second year

Graduation Requirements

To be recognized as a University Honors graduate, students must complete the online Honors Graduation Application by the designated date during their graduation semester.

The deadline to submit the Honors Graduation Application for Summer 2021 graduates is 4:00 pm on Friday, July 16, 2021.

Students who successfully complete University Honors earn the transcript distinction, "Completed Requirements of Liberal Studies Honors Program", and earn an honors medallion. To complete program requirements, students must earn 18 honors points and have a final 3.2 GPA upon graduation. At least 13 of the honors points must be earned through honors course work and up to 5 points may be earned from other achievements.​ A student who finishes both the University Honors Program and the Honors in the Major Program earns special recognition and has both distinctions noted on their transcript.

Honors Coursework (Minimum of 13 credit hours)

The 18 honors points must include a minimum of 13 credit hours of honors course work earned through honors courses, the Honors Colloquium, honors augmented or individually augmented courses, honors directed individual study (DIS), graduate classes, or Honors In The Major thesis work. Read more about honors course options here.

Achievements (Maximum of 5 Honors Points)

Any other remaining honors points needed to reach the 18 honors points total may be earned through any combination of achievements listed below. 

Each of the following achievements earns one honors point:

*An achievement may be duplicated for additional points.

Each of the following achievements earns three points:

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