Graduation Requirements

Graduation Options
Honors students are offered two tiers of graduation distinction:

Tier 1: Honors Diploma
    Option A: The SENEFF HONORS COLLEGE SCHOLAR diploma is reserved for those students...

  1. who successfully complete all of the curricular requirements of one of the program tracks (i.e. the track checklist of classes)
  2. who earn no less than a "C" in each honors class
  3. who graduate with a cumulative overall GPA of at least 3.5, and
  4. who complete three approved co-curricular activities each term of enrollment (fall and spring).

    Option B: The VALENCIA HONORS SCHOLAR diploma is reserved for those students...

  1. who successfully complete at least 18 hours of honors coursework (track checklist or other courses as needed for their major)
  2. who earn no less than a "C" in each honors class
  3. who graduate with a cumulative overall GPA of at least 3.33, and
  4. who complete three approved co-curricular activities each term of enrollment (fall and spring).

Tier 2: Honors Certificate
The HONORS CERTIFICATE is reserved for those students...

  1. who successfully complete at least 12 hours of honors coursework track checklist or other courses as needed for their major)
  2. who earn no less than a "C" in each honors class, and
  3. who maintain a cumulative overall GPA of at least 3.25.

Regalia
Honors graduates receive special regalia to recognize their academic achievements at graduation.
Regalia varies by distinction:

  • Seneff Honors College Scholar:
    • Medallion
    • Stole
    • Tassel
  • Valencia Honors Scholar:
    • Cord
    • Stole
    • Tassel
  • Honors Certificate:
    • Stole
    • Tassel

Honors Student Advisory Committee officers also receive an officers' cord.