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Academic Policies and Procedures
Students must complete an 'Application
Ceremonies are held at the conclusion of each semester. Students who graduate at the conclusion of a summer semester or fall may elect to participate in their graduation ceremony at that time or wait until the following spring graduation ceremony to participate. Summer and fall graduates who wish to participate in the following spring graduation must submit a written notice with The Office of the Registrar upon completion of their degree requirements.
Honors Convocation ceremonies are held at the conclusion of each spring semester.
Provided the requisite courses continue to be offered, and given continuous enrollment (see section on “Readmission”), students are bound by the Core Curriculum requirements of the catalog in force at the time of admission, within that catalog’s six year limit. For students who change their major, the graduation requirements for that major will be those stated in the catalog in force at the time of the change. The Core Curriculum requirements, however, remain those of the catalog in force at the time of matriculation unless the student specifically chooses those of a more recent catalog or the catalog in force at the time of maticulation expires. Should any requisite major courses cease to be offered, substitutions would be made by the student’s Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education.
Should any requisite Core Curriculum courses cease to be offered, substitutions will be made by the Office of Undergraduate Education. These requirements must be met by all students pursuing a baccalaureate degree at The University of Texas at Dallas, regardless of their major. A specific course may be used to satisfy only one core requirement. Individual academic programs may require courses contained in parts of the University Core Curriculum to satisfy particular degree requirements. Students may be required to take extra courses if they fail to select these courses.
Administrative requirements such as minimum grade point requirements may change for all students with the issuance of a new catalog.
Students who show particular distinction in scholarship at the university are afforded the opportunity of graduating with either or both Latin Honors and School Honors. Only grades earned at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) are used in determining graduation with honors.
Collegium V, Latin, and School Honors are all reported on students’ transcripts and diplomas
1. Each candidate for a baccalaureate degree must complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours of course work (certain degree programs require more than 120 hours). Within this requirement, students must complete the following:
2. A minimum GPA of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale (C average) is required in the major and related courses, any declared minor, and overall. Major preparatory classes are not included in the calculation of the major GPA. Only grades earned at The University of Texas at Dallas are used in calculating this GPA.
3. Students must satisfactorily complete all degree requirements specified
by the school or college in which the degree is offered. (See "Degree
Programs"). In many instances, the college/school/department
academic program requirements may exceed the
4. Students must satisfy the Core Curriculum which is described in full here.
5. A candidate for a degree must be enrolled at UTD during the semester or term in which The Office of the Registrar confirms completion of degree requirements. Students may register in absentia if enrollment in a course is not required.
6. Students must complete an official degree plan prepared by the academic unit. The degree plan must be on file no later than the completion of 75 earned semester credit hours.
7. To qualify for a second baccalaureate degree, double degree, or double major from The University of Texas at Dallas, please review the "Other Degree Requirements".
NOTE: General and specific requirements for degrees in undergraduate programs may be altered in subsequent catalogs.
This catalog is a general information publication only. It is not intended to nor does it contain all regulations that relate to students. The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract, express or implied, between any applicant, student or faculty member and The University of Texas at Dallas or The University of Texas System. The University of Texas at Dallas reserves the right to withdraw courses at any time, to change fees or tuition, calendar, curriculum, degree requirements, graduation procedures, and any other requirements affecting students. Changes will become effective whenever the proper authorities so determine and will apply to both prospective students and those already enrolled.
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