Graduating With Honors

Hutton Honors Notation requirements (students who entered in 2023 or earlier)

these requirements apply only to students who joined Hutton before May 2024. Students who joined Hutton in January 2024 or earlier may follow either these requirements (which were those in place when they started in Hutton) or they may follow the updated Notation structure.
  • At least 18 credit hours of graded, honors-level work, including at least two 3-credit Hutton Honors College seminars. These are interdisciplinary, discussion-based courses offered by the Hutton Honors College and will be listed with either a HON-H or HHC-H prefix. Note: one-credit discussion sections (HON-H 299 and HON-H 300) can be counted toward total hours of honors work but do not fulfill the seminar requirement. 
  • Complete at least one Engaged Learning experience that carries credit for IU. Common options include for-credit internships, for-credit study abroad, for-credit research (e.g., thesis research-writing), and service-learning courses. Talk to a Hutton Honors advisor if you have any doubt about whether you have fulfilled this requirement.
  • Maintain at least a 3.40 GPA for the 18 credit hours counted toward the Notation, with no grade lower than a C.
  • Submit an Hutton Honors Notation application the semester of your graduation.
  • Graduate with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.40

Hutton Honors Notation Resources

The Hutton Honors Notation Planning Worksheet is for students wanting to brainstorm ideas on completing the Notation under the requirements in place before May 2024. The Planning Worksheet should be used in the beginning to research honors courses and engaged learning opportunities.

The Hutton Honors Notation Tracking Worksheet is for students wanting to track their progress toward the Notation under the requirements in place before May 2024. The Tracking Worksheet should be kept with other degree planning resources and be updated after each semester when students take honors courses.

Students actively pursuing the Honors Notation may apply to receive credit for Individualized Honors work in a regular course. In order to be considered for this option, students must: have already completed at least three semesters at IU Bloomington; make a preliminary application, indicating that they plan to pursue Individualized Honors work in a course offered the following semester; if the preliminary plan is approved, the student must submit a detailed outline of  Individualized Honors work to be undertaken.
Deadlines: For courses to be taken in the spring semester, the preliminary application must be submitted no later than the Friday before Thanksgiving Break. For courses to be taken in the fall semester, it must be submitted by the final day of Spring Semester classes. In both cases, the detailed outline must be submitted on or before the first day of classes. 

Hutton Advisors can answer your questions

If you have questions about this or any part of your Hutton Honors College academic experience, schedule a meeting with a Hutton advisor using the Student Appointment Scheduler in One.IU.