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Academic Policies and Procedures
A student should obtainStudents must
'Application for Graduation Form' fromwith their
Aacademic Aadvisor .
The student must and submit the formapplication to
T the Office of the
Registrar by the deadline. The procedures and deadlines for makingsubmitting this
application are listed in the Comet Calendar. Students are, however,
encouraged to apply for graduation prior
to registrationregistering for their last
semester. Students who apply after the posted deadline will be required
to pay a non-refundable late fee. Completion
of the graduation application is an acknowledgement that the student
will graduate at the end of the semester. Students cannot withdraw
an Application for Graduation once it has been submitted.
Ceremonies are held at the conclusion of each semester. Students who
inat 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
Summer and fall graduates maywho wish
in the following spring graduation by filingmust
written notice with T the
Office of the Registrar at
the time of the upon completion of their degree
Honors Convocation ceremonies are held at the conclusion of each spring
Graduation Under a Particular Catalog
Provided the requisite courses continue to be offered, and given
continuous enrollment (see section on “Readmission”),
are is bound by
the Core Curriculum requirements of the catalog in force at the time
of admission, within that catalog’s six year
limit. If aFor students
who change s
a their major, the graduation requirements for that major are will
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
willwould 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
pursuing a baccalaureate degree at The University of Texas at Dallas,
regardless of his or her 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
Administrative requirements such as minimum grade point requirements
canmay 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
of three degrees of honors: summa cum laude, magna cum laude, or cum
laudeeither 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.
Requirements for graduation with honors are as follows:
Graduates may earn one of three degrees of
Latin Honors: summa cum laude, magna cum laude, or cum laude. Requirements
for graduation with honors are as follows:
minimum of 45 U.T. Dallas graded
credit hours are required. Each Latin
level requires a minimum grade point average (GPA) to be attained
over all course work taken at The University of Texas at Dallas.
In the case of a student with a double major who wishes to graduate
with honors, a single honors designation will be awarded. Students
graduating with double degrees who wish to receive honors for both
degrees must complete separate honors requirements for each degree.
The grade point requirements for Latin Honors are issued by the
in the summer of each academic year and apply to graduates in the
following academic year. The thresholds for each level of honors
are determined from a rolling average of the grades of all graduates
for the previous six long semesters. Averages are computed separately
for each school within the U university. The grade
point averageGPA that
represents the top five percent of all graduates in a particular
school will be considered the threshold for awarding summa cum laude
honors. The grade point averageGPA that
defines the next 10 percent in each school will be the lower limit
for magna cum laude. The average grade that defines the next 15 percent
in each school will be considered the benchmark for awarding cum
laude honors. A minimum grade
point averageGPA of 3.40 is required for any Latin Honors.
Students may graduate with honors from their individual schools
based on participation in their school’s Honors Program. Each
program provides two levels of recognition, Honors and Distinction.
All students must have completed a minimum of 30 graded semester
credit hours to qualify for major honors.
The requirements for school honor’s recognition vary across
schools. Students should review the descriptions within the school
section of the catalog. To graduate with school distinction honors,
students must complete an undergraduate thesis judged by faculty
to be of exemplary quality.
Students graduating with Collegium V Honors
will complete at least 24 semester credit hours within the programs
and maintain a 3.50 cumulative grade point average on at least 45
hours of graded credit. In their senior year, students must complete
a senior thesis or senior project. They also must participate in
a select number of extra-curricular events over the course of their
Collegium V, Latin, and School Honors are all reported
on students’ transcripts
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
- At least 51 semester credit hours of
advancedupper-division (3000/4000) course
work, to include a minimum of 12 hours of advanced courses in the
- At least 25 percent (25%) of the total
semester credit hours required (for the School of Management, fifty
of the total Business credit hours) must be taken at
University of Texas at Dallas.
- At least 24 of the last 30 hours needed for a
bachelor'sbaccalaureate degree must
be taken at The University of Texas at Dallas.
- A maximum of three semester credit hours
instructioneducation activity can
be applied toward graduation.
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
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
university core requirements.
4. Students must satisfy the Core Curriculum which is described in
5. A candidate for a degree must be enrolled at
the semester or term in which T 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
It is required that tThe
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
UTD, double degree,
or double major from The University of Texas at
please review the "Other
NOTE: General and specific requirements for degrees in undergraduate
programs may be altered in subsequent catalogs.