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2023-2024 University Catalog
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Latin Honors Distinction

Provided that at least forty-eight (48) semester hours of coursework have been completed at UNF (30 hours for RN-BSN students) , undergraduate students who graduate with the following institutional grade point averages will receive the corresponding Latin Honors distinctions:

GPA Latin Honor
3.50 to 3.64 cum laude
3.65 to 3.79 magna cum laude
3.80 or higher summa cum laude

GPA calculations for Latin Honors will be based on all credits earned at UNF.

A minimum of thirty (30) hours is required for Latin Honors in a second baccalaureate degree. Only courses taken after receipt of the first baccalaureate degree will be calculated in the Latin Honors GPA for a second baccalaureate degree.

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 UNF hours needed to qualify for Latin Honors (30 for RN-BSN) . 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.

Criteria Determination

Latin Honors are electronically calculated based on the criteria stipulated in the University catalog under which a student is meeting degree requirements. Typically, the catalog year reflects the academic year in which the student was admitted; however, this may change if the student broke continuous enrollment and is re-admitted under a different catalog.

If a student has used either a Grade Forgiveness or a Term Forgiveness, or has any NG (No Credit) grades, the originally recorded grades will be used in Latin Honors calculations.


Recognition of Latin Honors Distinction for Graduates

Baccalaureate degree c candidates who will have accumulated forty-eight (48) hours at UNF (30 hours for RN-BSN students) 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. Latin 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 elected 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).

View the University's current official policy on Latin Honors.