Student Honor Code

“I will be academically honest in all of my academic work and will not tolerate academic dishonesty of others.”

All students must follow the UGA Student Honor Code, and all students agree to abide by this code by signing the UGA Admissions Application.

Academic Honesty provides information on UGA’s policy and procedures. Any sanction imposed for violation of the academic honesty policy is supported by the Morehead Honors College and may result in probation or dismissal from the Morehead Honors College.

Good standing

In order to remain in good standing in the Morehead Honors College, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 and a minimum Honors GPA of 3.3. Students must also complete Honors courses on a regular basis to show progress toward graduation with Honors.

The following A-F graded courses are included in determining Honors course credit and GPA for good standing:

  • All courses identified by an “H” suffix
  • All courses beginning with an “HONS” prefix
  • Graduate courses at the 6000 level or higher
  • Approved Honors Option courses
  • Approved Honors Internship courses
  • CURO Research and Thesis courses with the “R” suffix
  • Certain non-Honors courses found in the Honors course list (e.g., PHYS 1211)

All Honors course grades of A-F, regardless of category, are included in your Honors GPA.

Probation

If your cumulative GPA falls below 3.4—but is at least a 3.0—you will be placed on probation in the Morehead Honors College. Students on probation may remain in the Morehead Honors College as long as each semester’s GPA is at least a 3.5. When your cumulative GPA is raised to a 3.4, you will return to good standing. A student on probation whose semester GPA is less than 3.5 will be dropped from the Morehead Honors College and must have a 3.4 cumulative GPA before being eligible to petition for readmission. Students on probation are limited to one Honors course per term.

If you do not complete an Honors course for two consecutive semesters (not including summer semester), you may be placed on probation for non-participation.

Any questions about probation may be emailed to honors@uga.edu.

Removal from Honors

If your cumulative GPA falls below a 3.0, you will be dropped from the Morehead Honors College without a probationary period. You may petition for readmission to the Morehead Honors College when your cumulative GPA is at least 3.4.

If you are on probation for non-participation and fail to complete the necessary number of Honors courses, you will be removed from the Morehead Honors College.

Any questions about removal from the Morehead Honors College may be emailed to honors@uga.edu.

Readmission

If you have been removed from the Morehead Honors College because your cumulative GPA fell below a 3.0 or because you failed to receive a 3.5 for the semester while on probation, you can be readmitted to the Honors College once your cumulative GPA reaches a 3.4.

Students who wish to be readmitted after their cumulative GPA reaches a 3.4 must email honors@uga.edu with the following information: their name, 81#, semester of removal, and a statement confirming their cumulative GPA has reached a 3.4. Students will be emailed a confirmation of their readmission; students will not be considered readmitted to the Morehead Honors College until they have received this email.

Any questions about readmission may be emailed to honors@uga.edu.

Academic support and mental health resources

At the Morehead Honors College, we want you to succeed. Please reach out to Student Care and Outreach at 706-542-7774, or sco@uga.edu if you need assistance and/or student support services. Student Care and Outreach can help you navigate difficult circumstances you may be facing by connecting you with the appropriate academic and mental health resources or services.

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Welcome to the Morehead Honors College! Whether you are a current Honors student, a high schooler or parent looking for more information, or an Honors alum, we have events scheduled just for you.

Our calendar includes upcoming information sessions, external scholarship application deadlines, lunchbox lectures, book discussions, important semester dates, and events for our alumni and friends, among other items.

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