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Graduation

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Graduation





Graduation Procedures

Recognition ceremonies are held three times yearly at the end of the fall, spring and summer semesters. Candidates are urged to attend the recognition ceremony sponsored by their college or school; however, attendance at a ceremony is not mandatory for graduation. A candidate for undergraduate graduation must apply for their bachelor’s degree by filing an application with the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration by the graduation application deadline for the semester they plan to graduate. Students who complete degree requirements at another institution must also file an application for graduation by the graduation application deadline for the semester they plan to graduate. An official transcript from the candidate’s other institution listing the courses completed in the graduation semester must be received by the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration by the transfer transcript deadline for graduating seniors. Failing to meet this transfer transcript deadline may require a student to wait until the following semester for their degree to be awarded and posted to their transcript. A graduation application fee is charged to a student’s account when they submit their application for graduation.


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Graduation With Latin Honors

Bachelor’s degree candidates who have attempted and completed at least 45 semester hours in residence at The University of Texas at Arlington, including all hours completed in the first and final semesters that contain the last 45 hours, will receive:

  • Cum Laude Latin Honors, if their overall GPA is 3.500 – 3.699 OR (their overall GPA is 3.300 – 3.499 and the GPA for their last 45 semester hours in residence is 3.500 – 3.699).
  • Magna Cum Laude Latin Honors, if their overall GPA is 3.700 – 3.899 OR (their overall GPA is 3.500 – 3.699 and the GPA for their last 45 semester hours in residence is 3.700 – 3.899).
  • Summa Cum Laude Latin Honors, if their overall GPA is 3.900 – 4.000 OR (their overall GPA is 3.700 – 4.000 and the GPA for their last 45 semester hours in residence is 3.900 – 4.000).

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Graduation Under a Particular Catalog

Students may obtain a degree or certification according to the course requirements for a degree or certification stated in the catalog under which they first entered the University, provided the courses are being offered. Or, students may choose to graduate under the course requirements in effect during any subsequent year in which they are registered, provided the courses are offered. A student entering for the first time in the summer session may obtain a degree or certification according to the course requirements of the catalog of the previous long session or the next long session. The above provisions, however, are subject to the restriction that all requirements for a degree or certification must be completed in eight years from the date of the catalog chosen and that the courses are still offered.

A student may graduate under the current catalog. The above provisions are also subject to the University’s authority to modify degree, certification or graduation requirements as necessary.


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Policy on Posthumous Degrees

A posthumous degree may be awarded, pending necessary approvals, if the deceased was reasonably close to satisfying all degree requirements and is otherwise eligible to graduate. If an Application for Graduation is not already on file, one may be completed by the deceased’s academic advisor or family member. A request to award a posthumous degree should be forwarded, along with the Graduation application, to the Office of the Provost for review. For further information, individuals may contact the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration.


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