• Academic Excellence

    Achieving UH requires that students maintain a baseline of all-around academic excellence (minimum 250 points, maximum 400 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

     

    UHPoints*  

    Graduating GPA of 3.4 or higher

    200

    Dean's list or equivalent (GPA of 3.5, full-time load) (one semester)

    10

    GPA of 4.0 (full-time load) (one semester)

    15

    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

    Attending a regional or national academic conference

    15

    Attending a local university or Hamline academic conference

    10

    Attending one of Hamline’s many special lectures or symposia (such as the Hanna Lecture in Philosophy, Mitsch Lecture in Chemistry, an International Roundtable speaker) or lectures or symposia at other universities—within your own fields of study

    5

    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, Marshall, and Fulbright fellowships

    15

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

    35

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

    15

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

    100

    Winning an academic award at Honors Day (points vary depending on award)

    15-50                                  

    Getting writing support at Writing Center (Academic Advising)

    10

    Getting assistance from Tutors (Academic Advising)

    5-25

    Getting skills assistance from Academic Success (one scheduled session)

    5

     
    * The Honors Director reserves the right to credit fewer points based on the quality of reflections.