Undergraduate Policies

Philadelphia University Honors Institute

Students in the Philadelphia University Honors Institute at Jefferson are required to complete nine designated Honors courses: five in the Hallmarks Core and four in the major; and one experience in each of the four Honors Cornerstones: Contribute, Act, Adapt, Question. Honors course offerings are listed each semester in the University’s course schedule. Enrolled students must take the course for a letter grade. The pass/fail or CR/NC option is not available for Honors courses.

Enrollment in Honors courses is designated on the University transcript and remains part of the student’s permanent academic record. Honors students’ academic records are reviewed annually to assure that participants are making satisfactory academic progress by maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher in order to remain in the Honors Institute.

Students successfully completing all Honors requirements with a GPA of 3.25 or higher receive special recognition at graduation, the Honors Stole, Medallion and Certificate. This minimum GPA applies to all current and incoming students.

For more information, see the Philadelphia University Honors Institute website.