Southeast Missouri State University

In order to remain in good standing in the Jane Stephens Honors Program after admission, a student must:

  1. maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 and
  2. remain actively involved in the Stephens Honors Program.

Falling below the required minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 in any semester will cause the student to be placed on honors probation. If, at the end of the probationary semester, the student's cumulative GPA is 3.25 or higher, he or she will be returned to regular honors status.  If the cumulative GPA is still lower than 3.25, but the semester GPA is 3.25 or higher, the student will remain on honors probation. If the semester GPA for a probationary semester is lower than 3.25, honors status may be discontinued.  A student may apply for readmission to the Stephens Honors Program if the cumulative GPA is raised to 3.25 or higher.

In order to remain in good standing in the Jane Stephens Honors Program after admission, a student must:

  1. maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50 and
  2. remain actively involved in the Stephens Honors Program.

Falling below the required minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in any semester will cause the student to be placed on honors probation. If, at the end of the probationary semester, the student's cumulative GPA is 3.5 or higher, he or she will be returned to regular honors status. If the cumulative GPA is still lower than 3.5, but the semester GPA is 3.5 or higher, the student will remain on honors probation. If the semester GPA for a probationary semester is lower than 3.5, honors status may be discontinued. A student may apply for readmission to the Stephens Honors Program if the cumulative GPA is raised to 3.5 or higher.


To maintain active involvement in the Stephens Honors Program, a student must meet the following rate of progress toward accumulating the 24 hours of honors credit needed to complete the program.

Honors hours completed at Southeast Total hours completed at Southeast
3 30
9 60
18 90

Failure to meet these credit hour minimums will result in the student being placed on honors probation.  If the requisite number of honors credits is accumulated by the end of the next semester, the student will be returned to regular honors status; otherwise, honors status may be discontinued.  A student may petition the Faculty Honors Council for an exemption from the criteria for active involvement if he or she was not able to meet those standards due to extenuating circumstances, or if he or she had significant involvement in Stephens Honors Program activities other than course work such as serving on the Student Honors Council or presenting a paper at an honors conference.

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