Provided at least forty-eight (48) semester hours (30 hours for RN-BSN students) of course work have been completed at UNF, undergraduate students who graduate with the following grade point averages will receive the corresponding Latin Honors distinctions:
Latin Honor Distinctions
3.50 to 3.64
3.65 to 3.79
magna cum laude
3.80 or higher
summa cum laude
For the purposes of Latin Honors, students graduating from accelerated BS-MS programs, where both degrees are conferred simultaneously, will be considered as undergraduates under this policy. Transfer students must have the minimum Latin Honors GPA (3.5) prior to the term of graduation and must be taking enough credit hours during the term of graduation to bring them to the required 48 (30 for BSN) UNF hours needed to qualify for Latin Honors. Students with a formerly reported and founded incident of academic misconduct are ineligible for the Latin Honors designation. Students do not have the right to appeal their ineligibility for Latin Honors if they did not pursue an appeal for the allegation of misconduct at the time it occurred or if that appeal was denied. See the University policy on Academic Misconduct.
Latin Honors is not available to graduate students.
On occasion, a student may be pursuing a degree program that is being phased out or has been drastically altered. The only alternative for the student is to switch to the degree requirements stipulated in the current catalog. Because the change of degree requirements is beyond the student's control, the student would be allowed to petition to be covered by the catalog under which he/she was last admitted. If you believe an exception should be made in your case, please contact your advisor
Baccalaureate candidates who will have accumulated forty-eight (48) hours (30 hours for RN-BSN students) at UNF by the end of the term of graduation and have the appropriate GPA prior to the term of graduation will be eligible to purchase a gold honor cord at the time they pick up their regalia from the UNF Bookstore. Honors candidates will be asked to stand for recognition during the ceremony and will be specially recognized in the printed Commencement Program (provided they have selected to have their names included in the program). Candidates who will have earned Latin Honors after the current term's grades are recorded will have honors posted on their diploma and transcripts (baccalaureate degree only).
To view the University's current official policy, click here.
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