Student Success Plan
All Honors College students are part of the College’s Student Success Plan, which is an individualized, comprehensive advising and retention plan to ensure each student’s academic success in the Honors College and beyond.
The Student Success Plan is led by the Honors College’s Academic Advisor and has four primary goals. They are:
- Guide students through successful completion of the Honors College curriculum
- Increase the number of students studying abroad, doing summer/semester internships, applying for nationally and internationally competitive scholarships
- Prepare students for outstanding Capstone Experience/Thesis projects
- Prepare students for graduate and professional schools
The Student Success Plan works differently for each student to fit the needs and goals of each individual. Generally, students fit into three broad categories, each having different obligations and opportunities.
All Honors students are part of this category, which consists of regular meetings with the Academic Advisor to discuss choosing classes and earning Honors credit in order to successfully complete the Honors curriculum
This category includes students whose WKU scholarships are tied to membership in the Honors College, such as Presidential Scholarship recipients, Award of Excellence recipients, Chinese Flagship students and Gatton Academy graduates. These students have more frequent meetings with the Academic Advisor.
This category includes students at risk of being removed from the Honors College due to not earning sufficient Honors credit and/or falling below the required graduation GPA of 3.2 as well as first-year students. Students in this category receive the most frequent and intense advising.