Eligibility, Application and Distinction

The inaugural cohort of undergraduate honors students received recognition medals from faculty and staff on the last day of class in spring 2016.

Eligibility and the Application Process

To be considered for admission to the program, your overall GPA must be 3.5 or higher at the time of application. Although emphasis will be placed on your GPA, you should complete an application and a résumé so we can consider your leadership potential, involvement in extracurricular activities and service to the community.

You must submit your complete Honors program application by September 30 of your junior year to receive full consideration and admission into the program for your spring semester. University Honors College management majors receive admissions preference, provided you meet the overall GPA requirement.

Earn Distinction

By fulfilling all curriculum requirements and completing at least 50% of credits for your major at UB, you will be eligible for official distinction on your transcript based on your GPA, as follows:

  • If you achieve a GPA of at least 3.20 but less than 3.50, you will earn the distinction “With Honors and Distinction”
  • If you achieve a GPA of at least at least 3.50 but less than 3.75, you will earn the distinction “With High Honors and Distinction”
  • If you achieve a GPA of at least 3.75 or more, you will earn the distinction “With Highest Honors and Distinction”

These designations are in addition to, not in lieu of, Latin honors should you meet the university requirements for Latin honors designation.