Honors Engaged Frequently Asked Questions

What type of experience will earn engaged credit?

You can earn credit for a variety of experiences such as internships, research and leadership positions. These experiences should be robust and meaningful; parameters will vary by experience. You can search for engagement options in the Suitable app.

How many experiences are required?

Two experiences are required to earn Associate University Honors, and four experiences are required to earn Full University Honors. You can also choose to complete additional Honors Engaged experiences to fulfill the elective requirements for graduating with Honors.

How do I get engaged credit for an experience completed in the past?

You can submit a completed experience using the Suitable app. Log in and select the activity icon at the bottom, then search for your experience. If you don’t see your experience listed, type “custom” in the search bar, then select the best category for your experience. Experiences prior to college enrollment will not count.

What if I don’t see my experience in Suitable?

You can submit a custom experience for engaged credit approval. Log in to Suitable, select the activity icon at the bottom, type “custom” in the search bar and select the best category for your experience.

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