To graduate with a Commonwealth Honors designation, students must:

  • Maintain a 3.250 overall GPA or higher.
  • Satisfy the UMass Lowell Commonwealth Honors Curriculum Requirements.
  • Submit at least one approved Enrichment Requirement (E1) for each semester you are in the Honors College.
  • Create, document, and present an Honors Thesis/Project.
  • Last semester GPA must be at least 3.250 overall GPA.

Honors Status 

Good Standing: 
  • Maintain 3.250 + overall GPA
  • Honors class earn B or better 
  • E1 for each semester you are active in Honors.
Probation Status:
  • Students that have earned an overall GPA between 3.240-3.000
  • Students can be on probation for one (1) semester.
  • Students must meet with their Honors Specialists to be granted probation status. 
  • In Progress Flag (can include):
    • Honors Class progression 
    • E1 progression 
    • Engagement with the Honors Specialists 
    • Form completion: (for example Pathway Form, Proposal Form)
Academically Withdrawn:
  • Students earn an overall GPA of 2.990 or below. 
If a student opts out of Honors, they must email, This must be completed by the first day of the semester.