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College of Integrated Studies Eligibility

College of Integrated Studies Eligibility

Welcome to the College of Integrated Studies (URock) Honors Program! This program provides opportunities to enrich your academic, personal, and professional development. We hope you will take advantage of its many opportunities while finding a sense of belonging. Please see the page below for more information. If you have any questions/concerns, please reach out to us at honors@uww.edu.

Students continuing their educational endeavors on the main campus after graduating may have their Honors Credits transferred to the main campus honors program.


Automatic admittance from high school if you:

  • Are in the top 10% of your high school class with at least a composite score of 24 on the ACT (composite score of 1160 or higher on the SAT)
  • Are in the top 25% of your high school class with at least a composite score of 28 on the ACT (composite score of 1300 or higher on the SAT) AND a teacher letter of recommendation.

Complete this application for admittance if you are a current student in the College of Integrated Studies who:

  • Has completed at least 12 credits
  • Earned a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher

To remain in good standing with the University Honors Program, all members must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher.


In order to graduate with Honors from the College of Integrated Studies, students must meet these requirements:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher
  • Earn 9 Honors Credits
    • Students must earn a "B" or better in the course to earn Honors Credit

Pathway 1: H-Option Projects: Students may earn Honors Credits by creating a project in any non-honors class. For more information, visit the H-Options page of the Honors Program website.

  • Collaborate with a professor to create your project
  • Submit H-Option Forms 1 and 2 (proposal and final submission forms) by specified deadlines
  • Earn a "B" or better in the course to earn Honors Credits for the project
  • The number of Honors Credits earned is equal to the number of credits of the course taken

Pathway 2: Honors Exchanges: Students may earn Honors-Exchange Credits through programs such as: 

  • King/Chavez Scholars Program
  • Research Apprenticeship Program and/or the Undergraduate Research Program
  • Travel Study and/or Semester Abroad
  • Community-Based Learning (CBL) Courses

For more information, visit the Honors Pathways page of the Honors Program website.


Why the CIS Honors Program?

  • Priority Registration:
    • Once you earn at least 1 Honors credit, you will receive Priority Registration. This privilege will allow you to be one of the first in your class to register for next semester classes.
  • Honors Conference Participation:
    • CIS Honors students are invited to apply for participation in the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) conference in the fall and/or the Upper Midwest Regional Honors Council (UMHC) conference in the spring. If your application is successful, all of your conference attendance costs will be paid for by the University Honors Program.
  • Honors Electives:
    • You may enroll in special 1 or 2-credit Honors elective courses on the main campus. These include Honors 498.01 Multicultural Events, Honors 296 Intro to Bridge, Honors 498.02 Honors Common Read, and Honors 291 Honors Seminar (with Travel Study component). These courses offer an opportunity to befriend other Honors students while focusing on an enriching, timely, and “Honors-worthy” topic. For more information on the Honors 498 courses, click here, and for the current listing of Honors Courses offered, click here.
  • Honors Student Association (HSA):
    • Take the campus shuttle and ride up to the main campus for the monthly HSA meeting. For more information on HSA, click here.