Because of deadlines we must meet, these are firm deadlines and will substantially impact your graduation date if you do not meet them.
Honors announced during the Commencement ceremonies are anticipated honors, based upon all classes completed and for which grades are posted. Grades for classes in which you are currently enrolled will not be used in the calculation of announced honors but will be used in the calculation of final, posted honors. Grades for these courses will not be posted to your academic record until after Commencement. Posted honors, which may differ from the announced anticipated honors, will be based upon the over-all grade point average, to include transfer work, calculated using all grades for college-level work completed and recorded.
Undergraduate, Pharmacy and Optometry Students: Undergraduate, Pharmacy and Optometry students who complete requirements and have met the residency requirements at UIW (refer to your catalog--excluding pass/fail, developmental, ESL courses where applicable) are eligible to graduate with honors. The level of honor is determined by the GPA achieved in all college- level semester hours attempted, to include transfer courses.
Graduate Students: Graduate students who complete their programs with a 4.00 average graduate with distinction.
Ph.D. and Physical Therapy-Post-Professional Students: Honors are not awarded for the Ph.D. degree or for post-professional degree programs.
The Registrar’s Office will distribute honor cords to those students who will graduate with honors during the line up when you pick up your seating assignment cards before the Processional. These cords are a gift from our bookstore, Follette Higher Education Group.
Diplomas will be mailed to your permanent address (confirm online through Bannerweb) once all grades are reported and your degree is posted. Your account balance must be clear and all requirements for the degree must be met before we will order the diploma. It is your responsibility to ensure that the Business Office notifies the Registrar’s Office when your account is clear. We anticipate delivery of the diploma in mid-June.
Transcripts with your degree posted will be available in mid-June. If you need a transcript with your degree posted, please indicate on the transcript form that we are to hold your transcript until we post the degree.