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Associate Degree Honors Graduation
Honors graduation is determined by students’ all college cumulative grade point average at the end of the term they graduate, as follows.
- with honors 3.5–3.74
- with high honors 3.75 or higher
Baccalaureate Degree Latin Honors Distinction
Latin Honors distinction is determined by students’ all college cumulative grade point average at the end of the term they graduate, as follows.
- cum laude 3.5–3.64
- manga cum laude 3.65–3.79
- summa cum laude 3.8 or higher
Note: Since the annual commencement program is printed prior to the recording of grades for the spring term, it is necessary to identify honors candidates for the spring term, for commencement program purposes only, based upon their all–college cumulative grade point average at the beginning of the spring term.
Graduation and Commencement
Graduation dates will be the date of the end of the term in which students complete all graduation requirements for the degree or certificate. Each term all students meeting program graduation or completion requirements will be automatically graduated. A graduation notation will be made on the student’s transcript after final grades and degree audit are verified. Diplomas will be mailed to students who have graduated six to eight weeks after the degree is awarded and reflected on the student’s transcript.
The graduation date for an Associate of Arts degree student will be either the date of completion of coursework required for degree, or successful completion of the CLAS and ILAS requirements, whichever is completed later. If the student does not meet the CLAS requirements through coursework or achieve a score that meets or exceeds a minimum score on a nationally standardized examination, the degree may not be conferred upon the student.
Florida State College holds one commencement exercise each year at the end of the second academic term, generally in May. However, students may be graduated at the end of any term in which they complete the graduation requirements.
Students graduating at the end of the spring term are strongly encouraged to attend the ceremony. Students graduating at the end of the summer or fall terms may participate in the next formal commencement exercise. Students requesting special permission to walk in the commencement exercise should request in writing to their campus dean of student success.
Refer to College’s graduation Web page for more information about commencement and graduation.