Honors Program

The Honors Advantage

The UW-Marinette Honors Program is designed to enhance the college experience for students with distinguished academic records. It provides a network of support and a challenge for students who seek to perform at ex- ceptional academic levels and who are motivated by curiosity and intellectual engagement.

Students participating in the UW- Marinette Honors Program may gain:

  • Immediate on-campus connec- tions with other students who are dedicated to academic success 
  • Experience working one-on- one with professors on research projects
  • Experience applying what they learn through service learning or internships
  • Early entrance to the courses of their choice (all Honors students who maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA are eligible for first-day registration)
  • Opportunities to give back to other students through scholarship fundraisers 

Graduating with Honors

Students who graduate with an Associ- ate of Arts and Sciences with honors will:

  • Be able to indicate on their resumes and future applications/ scholarship applications that they received this specific honor with their degree, and
  • Be invited to wear a special honor cord during the spring gradua- tion ceremony, and
  • Have on their diploma the statement that their Associate Degree was earned with honors 


To be eligible to apply to the pro- gram, a student must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Have graduated in the top 15 percent of his/her high school class or earned a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.5; or
  • Been enrolled in the UW System (including UW-Marinette) for at least one semester and earned a minimum GPA of 3.5 on at least 12 earned credits; or
  • Have an ACT score of 27 or higher; or
  • Have transferred from a college or university outside of the UW System where he/she had achieved a minimum cumula- tive GPA of 3.5 on at least 12 earned credits; or
  • Completed with a B or better 4 Advanced Placement/Youth Options/Concurrent Enrollment courses

Eligible students must submit a brief application to the Honors Program Advisor, Professor Jennifer Flatt, and submit proof of having met at least one of the above criteria. 

Graduation Requirements

To graduate from UW-Marinette with an Associate of Arts and Sciences with honors, a student must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25, and

  • Earn a B or better in the one-credit LEC 100 Honors Course, and

  • Present/perform at least once at the UW-Marinette Undergraduate Research and Performance Conference (or equivalent approved conference), and

  • Actively participate in Honors Program meetings and/or scholarship fundraisers (to be verified by Honors Program Advisor), and

  • Participate in at least one of the following activities:

    • Successfully pass a discipline- specific independent study (299 course), or

    • Successfully participate in a paid or unpaid internship program affiliated with UW- Marinette for a minimum of 40 hours, or

  • Successfully complete a service learning project tied to a course that is not required by the professor

    It is the student’s responsibility to provide sufficient evidence to the Honors Program Advisor of comple- tion of the above requirements when asked to do so. Students may continue to participate in Honors Pro- gram activities if their cumulative GPA dips below 3.25, but will not graduate with honors.