Two categories of Academic Distinction are awarded annually based on units completed for credit and letter grade (excluding all pass/fail [P/F] and superior/pass [S/P] grades). All incomplete (I) grades must be made up before the honor is bestowed.
Distinction is based on all University credit completed in the prior year, beginning with fall, winter, spring, summer pre-session, summer 1, summer 2, and non-term Web-based credit, but excluding correspondence credit. During each regular semester (i.e. fall and spring), students must complete a minimum of 12 graded units. Students who are achieve the following distinctions in an academic year will be recognized in the following fall semester at the Eller Salute to Excellence ceremony:
Highest Academic Distinction
Based on 30 units and a 4.000 grade-point-average.
Based on 30 units and a grade-point-average of 3.500-3.999.
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