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FAQs

Do I have to change my degree plan to be in Honors?
No. You can participate in Honors while pursuing any major in CLA.

Can I join the Honors Program if I haven't declared a major?
Yes.

Can I join the Honors Program if my major is not in the College of Liberal Arts?
Yes. You can join the Honors Program and take Honors I and II in the 2014-2015 academic year. In Fall 2015, Honors will become a university-wide program at UTRGV available to students in all colleges and majors. Consult with the Program Coordinator about your particular case.

I'm a part-time student; can I join the Honors Program?
Yes. Honors is open to part-time and full-time students.

What are the eligibility requirements?
Follow the "Eligibility" link in the main menu for details.

How do I apply?
Fill out and submit the on-line application form on the "Application" page.

Do I need to maintain a certain GPA?
Yes, 3.3.

What if my grades drop?
You will have one semester to raise your GPA to 3.3.

Can I reapply if I have to drop out of the program?
Yes.

What is an Honors contract?
It is the contract you arrange with the professor of a regular course to complete an additional project or assignments for Honors credit. See the "Honors Courses" page for the Honors-by-Contract Guidelines and Form.

Can I continue in Honors at UTRGV?
Yes.

Will my transcript indicate Honors credit?
Yes.

Will my diploma show that I finished the Honors Program?
Yes.

Other questions?

Contact the Program Coordinator at Honors@utb.edu​​​​
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