“I was blessed, more than 50 years ago, to be a student of an early Honors Program at the University of Maine. The intellectual impact has not waned to this day. It broadened my horizon immeasurably, enabling me to commune with the substantial ideas from diverse ages and cultures. That early seeding of ideas has resulted in a sumptuous harvest, enriching my life to this day.”
Dr. Bernard Lown ’42, Nobel Peace Prize 1985
Students who are interested in joining the Honors College with fewer than eight traditional semesters remaining before graduation, whether they are transfer students or continuing University students, should consult with the Dean of The Honors College to determine a specific Honors course of study.
To remain in good standing in the Honors College, students must maintain a 3.30 cumulative (overall) GPA; students between 2.70 and 3.30 following their first year, between 3.00 and 3.30 following their second year, or between 3.15 and 3.30 following their third year will be on “cautionary” status.
(Students entering the Honors College before Fall 2008 will be considered in good standing as long as they maintain a 3.00 cumulative (overall) GPA. Students having a GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 may remain on a “cautionary” status for up to 2 semesters. )
Students on cautionary status will not be eligible to apply for Honors housing or to submit proposals for the NCHC conference.
To graduate with Honors, a student must successfully