University of South Florida
Students in good academic standing have a minimum 3.25 USF GPA and a 3.25 overall
GPA (grade forgiveness is not included), are actively completing the requirements
for the Judy Genshaft Honors College, and have completed an IDH core course in the
last three semesters. If a student's USF GPA falls below a 3.25 (but is 2.75 or higher), they will be placed
on Honors College Probation. Students on probation are at risk of losing their priority
registration status and Honors Scholarship, but are still eligible to enroll in Honors
courses and see their Honors Advisor. Students will be removed from the probationary
status if and when the GPA reaches a 3.25 again. If a student's GPA falls below 2.75,
they will be dismissed from the Honors College. Additionally, any student who earns a "D" or "F" in an Honors course will be dismissed
from the College. (Please note: the Dean is always willing to consider appeals, especially
when there are extenuating circumstances).A 3.25 USF and overall GPA is required for the Honors Scholarship and Graduation with
Honors College Distinction.
Honors College students in good academic standing have the privilege of first-day
registration. Students on Honors Probation will be able to register on the first day
of their classification (freshman, sophomore, junior or senior).
FTIC (First Time in College) students admitted to the Honors College must attend the
Honors College Overview and Registration session during their USF Orientation. Students
who do not attend these sessions will be removed from Honors. If those students have
a housing assignment within the Honors LLC, they will be moved to a different residence
All first-year Honors College students are assigned an Honors advisor during their
Honors Orientation. Students must meet with their assigned Honors advisor during their
first year to select courses for the next semester and remove their Academic Advising
(AA) hold. After the first year, students are free to meet with the Honors advisor
of their choice. Students should also meet with their Honors advisor at least annually
to track progress in Honors, and discuss future plans and the Honors Thesis. It is also important for students to meet with their major advisors on an annual basis
to remain on track with their major requirements.Group advising sessions are usually held for students pursuing majors in Engineering,
Business, and Pre-Professional Health Professions (pre-med, pre-vet, pre-dentistry,
etc.). Students must attend a group session to remove their AA hold. Individual follow
up appointments can be made, but are not required. Students within these majors may
only make individual appointments after attending the group sessions.
Students who voluntarily wish to withdraw from the Honors College should contact their
Honors College advisor as well as complete this Exit Form.
Incomplete grades are typically reserved for students who encounter serious health
or personal problems at, or near, the end of a semester. In these cases, students
will be required to complete an Incomplete Grade contract with their Honors faculty
members. This contract will outline the remaining course requirements and the timeframe
during which the work is to be completed.
Students who receive a Satisfactory "S" grade in the first semester of Honors Thesis
but do not finish the two-semester project may not fulfill university graduation requirements.
Students in this situation are encouraged to meet with their Honors College advisor
to determine their academic options.
Students who complete all requirements of the Judy Genshaft Honors College and are
eligible to graduate from USF will be contacted during their final semester with details
about their Honors College regalia and commencement event.
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