• University Honors

  • Academic Excellence

    Achieving UH requires that students maintain a baseline of all-around academic excellence (minimum 300 points, maximum 350 points). Towards this, all Honors students must have a GPA of 3.4 or higher. Students must provide evidence of attendance and reflective engagement, and no points can be awarded until a reflective piece is submitted. The number of points awarded depends on the nature of the engagement, the time committed, and the quality of the submitted reflection. All points awards are at the discretion of the Director of Honors.
      

    Academic Excellence: Achievement UH
    Points
       

    GPA of 3.4 or higher

    200

    Dean's list (one semester)

    10

    Latin-level GPA cum laude  (3.5- 3.74)

    50

    Latin-level GPA magna cum laude (3.75- 3.89)

    80

    Latin-level GPA summa cum laude (3.9- 4.0)

    100

    Taking an enhanced First Year Seminar

    1- 5

    Presenting at a regional or national academic conference

    35

    Presenting at an academic forum at Hamline (such as a departmental colloquium)

    15

    Attending a regional or national academic conference

    15

    Being a member of Phi Beta Kappa—senior induction

    100

    Being a member of Phi Beta Kappa—junior induction

    150

    Applying for post-graduate international fellowships
    such as the Rhodes and Marshall fellowships

    1- 15

    Winning post-graduate international fellowships
    such as the Rhodes and Marshall fellowships

    20

    Applying for post-graduate domestic fellowships
    such as the Goldwater and Truman fellowships

    1- 15

    Winning post-graduate domestic fellowships
    such as the Goldwater and Truman fellowships

    20

    Winning an academic award at Honors Day

    1- 15