The Honors Program at Ferris State University - Current Students
In order to be in compliance with the requirements of the Honors Program, retain your honors status and be awarded an honors medallion upon graduation, you must follow the guidelines:
Maintain a minimum 3.25 cumulative Ferris GPA. If your cumulative Ferris GPA is below a 3.25 at the end of a fall or spring semester then you will be placed on Honors probation. If your cumulative Ferris GPA is still below a 3.25 at the end of the following spring or fall semester respectively then you will be dismissed from the Honors Program. Note that if you are dismissed at the end of a spring semester and you take courses the following summer then you will not be reinstated into the Honors Program even if your cumulative Ferris GPA is a 3.25 or higher at the end of the summer. Also note that if you gain entry into the College of Pharmacy, Michigan College of Optometry, or a Ferris Graduate Program then your undergraduate Ferris GPA will be included with your Ferris professional or graduate school GPA when your cumulative Ferris GPA is calculated.
Complete 15 hours of community service each semester and report the hours in Honors OrgSync by December 7 for the fall semester and April 7 for the spring semester (If a deadline falls on a weekend then you may report the hours on the following Monday).
In general, all community service must be done in Ferris or Big Rapids during the fall and spring semesters. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. Please check with the Honors Program office before doing the community service if it will require an exception.
If you do more than 15 hours of community service in the fall semester then the extra hours will count towards your spring semester’s requirements. Extra hours done in the spring semester, however, will not count towards the following fall semester’s requirements.
Maintain a record of good citizenship.
Refer to the Honors Student Handbook for specific requirements per class.