University Honors Program

University Honors Program

Frequently Asked Questions for Parents

Do parents receive updates on their student's academic progress?

Because of the Family Education Right to Privacy Act, students aged 18 and older receive grade reports themselves. Parents are not able to access information regarding grades or enrollment without the permission of the student. Students can access their grades through They can find out how many service hours they have logged for their Cincinnatus Scholarship by contacting the Cincinnatus office at 556-2420 or in person at 340 University Pavilion. Students are welcome to connect with their honors academic advisor honors academic advisor with any questions about the program or their status.

We’d like our son to get involved on campus, but with his difficult major he has no time to breathe. What advice can I give him for balancing his time with academic requirements and campus involvement?

Campus involvement is important. Students who are involved on campus are more likely to do well, stay in school, and graduate. When students have little free time, it may be a good idea for them to choose one campus organization that especially interests them. This will help them to focus their energy upon meeting the people and participating in the activities that will be the most fulfilling. It can be a stress reliever to connect with students who share the same interests...and pressures. Organizations that help students meet two goals at once are another option. For example, Caducea, a professional organization for pre-med students will help them meet both career and social goals. Encourage your student to strive for involvement and balance now. This will be great preparation for balancing competing demands later in life, as well.

I have additional questions. Who do I contact?

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact a University Honors staff member directly