Students in the Honors College receive personalized advising support through our Academic Advising team in collaboration with the student's primary advisor in his or her major program. Honors students in good standing are provided with early registration to select their courses for the following semester. The Honors advising team also provides support to students in the selection of their honors courses and seminars, fulfillment of Honors College requirements, graduation with honors, study abroad, and undergraduate research questions.
The Honors College requires that participating students maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 to remain in good standing. If a student’s GPA falls to between a 3.0 and 3.29, one semester of probation will be granted to return to good standing, as required by the Honors College. The probation semester will be defined as the next fall or spring semester. If the GPA does not rise to a 3.3 or higher immediately following the probation semester, participation in the Honors College will be terminated. The Honors College will review grades during and following spring, summer, and fall semesters. If a cumulative GPA change is identified at any point during an academic review, the Honors College will notify a student if the change impacts his or her standing in the Honors College.
First-semester students are eligible for extended probation, if they fall below a 3.0 after their first semester at ECU. A student who earns a GPA below 3.0 following his or her first semester may be provided one semester of extended probation to be returned to good standing. Extended probation is only offered to those first-semester students for whom the possibility exists to meet the 3.3 threshold given the number of credits for which they are registered in the second-semester. Any Honors College student with a cumulative GPA of 2.999 or lower, excluding those participating in extended probation, will automatically have his or her participation terminated.
Effective with the 2012-2013 academic year, East Carolina University will begin to employ a plus/minus grading system. All GPA requirements will be computed using the plus/minus system. Information regarding the plus/minus system can be found within each specific major.
Our Academic Advising team within the Honors College has hosted a number of events designed to help students succeed academically and professionally. Some of the events that have been offered the past semester are below:
Study Abroad Information Session
- Freshman Registration Assistance Workshop
- Junior Etiquette Dinner
- Medical Admissions Panel
The program requirements for each class within the Honors College are available on the program requirements page.
For more information regarding Advising and Honors College requirements, please contact Mr. Ellis, the academic advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.