Graduate with Distinction
University College recognizes high scholastic achievement by awarding degrees with highest distinction, with high distinction and with distinction, based on the following UI Cumulative and Overall Cumulative grade point averages for BAS and BLS graduates. Students must complete a total of 45 semester hours in residence. Thirty semester hours must be completed prior to the final registration.
3.90 – 4.00 With Highest Distinction
3.80 – 3.89 With High Distinction
3.75 – 3.79 With Distinction
Graduating with distinction is designated by gold stars worn on the left gown sleeve, halfway between the shoulder and the elbow. Three stars indicate graduation with highest distinction; two, with high distinction; and one, with distinction.
The Office of the Registrar mails the gold stars to qualified students prior to commencement ceremonies (Fall-November and Spring-April).