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    University of Louisiana Lafayette
   
 
  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog

Undergraduate Honors


  1. Semester Honors
  2. Honors Convocation
  3. Undergraduate Honors at Graduation

A. Semester Honors

At the end of each regular semester the dean of each undergraduate college except the University College shall publish in an appropriate form the names of all full-time students enrolled in the college who earned honors for the semester. Students must earn at least twelve credits during the semester to be eligible. Those students whose semester record includes a course grade of "I" (incomplete) are not eligible for honors. Honors levels are determined by a student's semester GPA, according to the following minimums.

Dean's List 3.50
President's List 3.80

B. Honors Convocation

The President of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette shall designate a day in the Spring Semester to be known as "Academic Honors Day." A convocation shall be held on that date for the purpose of honoring the following classes of superior students in a manner deemed appropriate by the Faculty Committee on Honors:

  1. Sophomores who, during the freshman year and up to the current semester of the sophomore year, have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.5.
  2. Juniors who, during the freshman and sophomore years and up to the current semester of the junior year, have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.5.
  3. Seniors who, during the freshman, sophomore, and junior years and up to the current semester of the senior year, have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.5

C. Undergraduate Honors at Graduation

  1. From the list of those candidates for baccalaureate degrees who have completed at least 24 of their last 30 semester hours in the University, there shall be designated those students who are to be graduated with each of the following classes of honors:
    1. Cum Laude: a candidate having a cumulative average of not less than 3.5 (3.500-3.699).
    2. Magna Cum Laude: a candidate having a cumulative average of not less than 3.7 (3.700-3.899).
    3. Summa Cum Laude: a candidate having a cumulative average of not less than 3.9 (3.900-4.000).
    4. Special Recognition at graduation: those candidates whose cumulative average ranks them as first, second, or third in their class.
  2. From the list of those candidates for baccalaureate degrees who have completed at least 90 semester hours in an approved pre-professional program, completed at least 24 of the last 30 semester hours of this program in the University, and who subsequently completes, at an accredited professional school, the requirements as specified in that degree program, and all other requirements for a University of Louisiana baccalaureate degree, (including the University core), there shall be designated those students who are to be graduated in the following class of honors as specified in C.l.
    1. Cum Laude: a candidate having a cumulative average of not less that 3.5 (3.500-3.699).
    2. Magna Cum Laude: a candidate having a cumulative average of not less that 3.7 (3.700-3.899).
    3. Summa Cum Laude: a candidate having a cumulative average of not less than 3.9 (3.900-4.000).
    4. Special Recognition at graduation: those candidates who cumulative average ranks them as first, second, or their class.
  3. At commencement students may wear cords and medals awarded by the University by honor societies with the college dean's approval.
  4. During the Graduation Exercises, the President of the University or his or her designate shall read the name and honor status of each student to be honored.