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Graduate as a University Scholar


Students graduate with the University Scholar distinction if they meet the following conditions:

  1. Have full Honors membership status in the School of Honors.

  2. Complete 24 credit hours of Honors coursework, including 12 credit hours of upper division Honors coursework, with a minimum GPA in Honors courses of 3.0, and no more than two “C” grades. No grade below “C” will count toward Honors course requirements.

  3. Achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.

Students meeting these criteria will have the “University Scholar” distinction noted on their SFA diploma and final SFA transcript; receive a University Scholar diploma certificate and SFA diploma cover; receive Honors graduation cords and University Scholar medallion to wear at the graduation ceremony; and be recognized as a University Scholar in the graduation program.

All honors courses will be designated as such on the student’s final transcript.

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