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Pforzheimer Honors College

Requirements for Remaining in Good Standing in the Honors College

In order to graduate from Pace University with an Honors College Certificate, you need to complete all of the following requirements:

  • Complete EIGHT (8) Honors courses before graduation if you enter the program as a freshman
  • Complete SIX (6) Honors courses before graduation if you enter the program as a transfer student
  • Achieve at least a B- (2.7) in all Honors courses in order to have it count toward your number of required courses
  • Achieve an overall B+ (3.3) average throughout your academic career at Pace University
  • Complete a Senior Honors Thesis which is due in your last semester at Pace University

Honors College Academic Probation

Honors students who do not maintain a 3.3 GPA Every Semester are in danger of being asked to leave the Honors College and forfeit all benefits of the Honors College.

The process for students whose GPA falls below a 3.3 is as follows:

  • Students whose GPA falls below a 2.0 are automatically dismissed from Honors.
  • Students with a GPA between 2.0 and 3.3 are placed on academic probation for one academic year.
  • Financial Aid and the Honors Director send letters to students informing them that they have been placed on academic probation, explaining that they have one academic year to raise their GPA to a 3.3 or they will be dismissed from the Honors College.
  • Students on academic probation remain in the Honors College and do not lose their Honors Scholarships.
  • The Honors Director will review all students on academic probation after the first semester of academic probation to make sure that students are following their plan to raise their grades.
  • If, after the full year of academic probation, students have not brought up their average to 3.3, they will be dismissed from the Honors College and lose their Honors scholarship.
  • Students may appeal this decision directly to the Honors Director. If there are extenuating circumstances, the Director has the discretion to allow students to remain in the Honors College. Extra consideration is given to first-year students.
  • Students dismissed from the Honors College may appeal to the Financial Aid office for consideration for alternative financial aid funds.