II-104 HONORS DESIGNATIONS AT COMMENCEMENT

II-104 HONORS DESIGNATIONS AT COMMENCEMENT

  1. INVITATION TO THE HONORS CONVOCATION. Invitation to participate in the honors convocation will be extended to students who are expected to graduate and who either:
    1. have a cumulative gradepoint average which places them in the top 20 percent of students in the school or college in which they are enrolled who have earned 60 credits or more at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, or
    2. are candidates for an honors degree, whether they are in the top 20 percent of their class or not.
  2. NOTATIONS. Notations citing graduation distinction or honors will be made as follows on the diplomas and transcripts of students who complete degree requirements:
    1. A notation of the honors degree (i.e., Bachelor of Arts-Honors) will be placed on the diploma and the transcript of students who have completed the requirements of an honors program.
    2. The notation “Graduate with Distinction” will be placed on the transcript of any student who has earned a cumulative gradepoint average which places that student within the top 20 percent of students graduating that term in his or her college.
  3. IMPLEMENTATION.
    1. The revised criteria noted above will go into effect with the May 1979 honors convocation and commencement.
    2. The registrar shall determine cumulative gradepoint average and student rank as required by these criteria employing procedures approved by the Associate Administrative Council.
  4. OTHER FORMS OF RECOGNITION. These criteria for the designation of honors at graduation and graduation with distinction shall not preclude schools and colleges from specifying additional types of recognition, such as high honors, or thesis honors.

[UW-Madison Faculty Document 298, 6 February 1978]