Asian Studies Honors Program Continuation Standards

    1. Prior to the first semester of coursework in the honors track, the thesis director and the department chair will independently confirm that the student’s GPA makes the student eligible for entry into the honors track. As stated in the Undergraduate Catalog, this requirement consists of a 3.25 cumulative GPA and a 3.5 GPA in Asian Studies courses. For example, if honors coursework were to begin in spring 2014, the cumulative GPA through fall 2013 would be considered.
    2. The thesis director will check the student’s GPA prior to the start of each semester. If the GPA falls below either threshold, the student will be advised by the thesis director that while s/he will be allowed to continue with honors work, s/he is not on track to graduating with honors.  
    3. A student must meet the cumulative GPA requirements at the end of their coursework in order to be recognized as an honors student at graduation.
    4. If a student earns less than a “B” in the first ASIA 483, they will be dropped from the honors track. ASIA 483 will count as a 400-level Category A ASIA course.
    5. If a student earns less than a “B” in the second ASIA 483, they will be dropped from the honors track. ASIA 483 will count as a 400-level Category A ASIA course.