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Student Honor Code and Academic Honesty Policy

All students must follow the UGA Student Honor Code, which states: “I will be academically honest in all of my academic work and will not tolerate academic dishonesty of others.” All students agree to abide by this code by signing the UGA Admissions Application.

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

Good Standing

In order to remain in good standing in the Honors Program, 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 courses are included in determining Honors course credit and GPA for good standing:

  • All courses identified by an “H” in the suffix and graded on an A/F basis.
  • All three-credit hour, A/F graded courses beginning with an “HONS” prefix.
  • Certain non-Honors courses found in the Honors course list (e.g., PHYS 1211)
  • Graduate courses at the 6000 level or higher
  • Approved Honors Option courses

All Honors course grades, regardless of category, are included in your Honors GPA, with the exception that three one-credit hour pass/fail Honors courses may equal one regular Honors course, but do not affect your Honors GPA.


A student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.4, but is at least a 3.0, will be placed on probation in the Honors Program. Students on probation may remain in the Honors Program as long as each semester’s GPA is at least 3.5, until the cumulative GPA is raised to 3.4, at which time the student returns to good standing. A student on probation whose semester GPA is less than 3.5 will be dropped from the Honors Program 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.

Students who do not complete an Honors course for two consecutive semesters (not including summer semester) will be placed on probation for non-participation.

Removal from Honors

A student whose cumulative GPA falls below a 3.0 will be dropped from the Honors Program without a probationary period. These students may petition for readmission to the Honors Program when their cumulative GPA is at least 3.4.

If a student who is on probation for non-participation fails to complete the necessary number of Honors courses, the student will be removed from the Honors Program.

Non-Academic Considerations

If a student’s academic performance is adversely impacted by non-academic problems (illness, accident, etc.), the student should contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs regarding options for arranging incompletes or withdrawals from courses. Non-academic problems will be given consideration for extension of the Honors probationary period.


Any student who has been removed from the Honors Program may submit a formal petition for readmission after the requirements for readmission have been met. The petition must be submitted in writing. Electronically submitted petitions will not be processed. The petition should include an explanation of circumstances and a list of Honors courses the student will take before graduation in order to graduate with Honors.

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