University Honors - Requirements

Eligibility Criteria for Entering Freshmen

  • have an ACT score of 25 or above or an SAT score of 1200 or above; and
  • earn a cumulative high school GPA of 3.75 or above; and
  • complete the online UCCS Honors application and required essay

Eligibility Criteria for Continuing UCCS and Transfer Students

  • successfully complete between 18 and 60 hours of post-secondary coursework and earn a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher; and
  • complete the online UCCS Honors application and required essay

Note: In cases where continuing/transfer students have completed fewer than 18 hours of post-secondary coursework, the entering freshman criteria will be used.

Good Standing Requirements

University Honors students shall maintain good standing in the Honors Program if they maintain a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.75 and complete their Honors dedicated and designated courses with a grade of B or better and do not violate other University, College or Departmental rules and policies sufficient for disciplinary action.

Graduation Requirements

University Honors students shall graduate with University Honors if they:

  • successfully complete a minimum of 18 credit hours of Honors-dedicated or designated courses (at least half of which must be upper division), including Gray Matters (3 credits), the Honors-dedicated section of Public Speaking (3 credits), and the Honors Capstone Seminar ID 4950 or an approved departmental capstone course in the student's major (3 credits); and
  • maintain a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.75; and
  • successfully complete all dedicated and designated Honors courses that they present for graduating with University Honors with a grade of B or higher; and
  • actively participate in all required Honors events, especially those that are reqiuired

Mountain Lion Honors - Requirements

Eligibility Criteria for Entering Freshmen

  • have an ACT score of 22 or above or an SAT score of 1100 or above; and
  • earn a cumulative high school GPA of 3.50 or above; and
  • complete the online UCCS Honors application and required essay

Eligibility Criteria for Continuing UCCS and Transfer Students

  • successfully complete between 18 and 60 hours of post-secondary coursework and earn a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher; and
  • complete the online UCCS Honors application and required essay

Note: in cases where continuing/transfer students have completed fewer than 18 hours of post-secondary coursework, the entering freshman criteria will be used

Good Standing Requirements

Mountain Lion Honors students shall maintain good standing in the Honors Program if they maintain a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.50 and complete their Honors courses with a grade of B or better and do not violate other University, College or Departmental rules and policies sufficient for disciplinary action.

Graduation Requirements

Mountain Lion Honors students shall graduate with University Honors if they:

  • successfully complete Gray Matters (3 credits), the Honors-dedicated section of Public Speaking (3 credits), and the Honors Capstone Seminar ID 4950 or an approved departmental capstone course in the student's major (3 credits); and
  • maintain a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.50; and
  • successfully complete all Honors courses that they present for graduating with University Honors with a grade of B or higher; and
  • actively participate in all required Honors events, especially those that are required