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Upon admission into the UHP, students will complete the:

Honors Certificate: 
  • Completing 18 hours* of UHP-approved coursework. Of these, up to 6 hours may be waived for the AP credits; Honors courses taken at other post-secondary institutions; and for students with Associates Degrees). The total number of hours must include one UHON351 course and may include a 3-credit senior project or thesis under the direction of a faculty member. View our curriculum.
  • Maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher on all SIUC coursework at graduation.
  • Meeting with my Honors mentor at the beginning of each semester.
  • Spending 20 hours per academic year in volunteer work in service to the local community.

Honors Residency

  • Incoming freshmen are encouraged to spend their first year living in the Honors LLC, situated in Smith Hall (West Campus).
  • Students live and learn in an exciting, dynamic environment, comprised of students from all colleges and majors, and unified by intellectual curiosity, tenacity, and commitment to learning!
  • The Honors LLC will provide students with academic support, the opportunity to network, and the potential to develop life-long friendships.
  • Social events, leadership and service opportunities, special workshops, and enrichment activities will be part of your LLC experience.
  • Residents are expected to participate in all LLC events.
  • Upperclassmen are strongly encouraged to continue their LLC experience in Smith Hall for sophomore years and beyond.