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Application for Graduation

Each student should plan to see an adviser in the semester before the term of planned graduation to confirm that all degree requirements will be met pending successful completion of the remaining degree requirements. Graduation checks will not be done during the week of drop/add.

It is the studentís responsibility to apply for graduation at the Office of the University Registrar. The deadline for submitting applications is published in the Schedule of Courses. Failure to submit a timely application may prevent graduation.

Requirements for Degree Certification

To graduate with a B.S.Ac. degree, a student must have satisfactorily completed 120 semester hours of prescribed course work, and

  • A minimum of 60 hours of course work for the B.S.Ac. degree must be at the 3000 or above course level.
  • The last 30 hours of course work must have been completed in residence at the Fisher School with an AC classification.
  • The student must have completed a minimum of 16 semester credit hours of 3000-5000 level accounting courses at the Fisher School.
  • The waiving of any required course does not reduce the hours required for graduation.
  • Graduation credits will not be given for repeated courses.

In addition, the degree candidate must have:

  • A minimum 2.0 GPA on all UF course work.
  • A minimum 2.0 GPA on all courses taken in excess of 60 hours.
  • A minimum 2.0 GPA on all attempts of all required accounting courses numbered 3000 and above.

Deanís List and Honors

For the fall and spring semesters, students who have earned a 3.5 or better grade point average, based on a minimum of 14 semester hours taken for letter grades, are eligible for the Deanís List. Students receive a certificate to recognize their achievement. S-U option hours are not counted toward the 14 hours required.

Outstanding performance is recognized by the designation of cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude. Students must earn a 3.2 upper-division grade point average (cum laude), a 3.6 upper- division grade point average (magna cum laude) or a 3.8 upper-division grade point average (summa cum laude), as well as a 3.2, 3.6 or 3.8 in all major course work. Only course work taken at UF will be included in these computations.

  • Junior- and senior-level course work shall include all course work in excess of 60 semester hours.
  • Major course work shall include the five required undergraduate accounting courses.

To be awarded magna cum laude or summa cum laude, the student must register for and complete ACG 4970, Honors Thesis, under the supervision of the Fisher School. The thesis must be accompanied by an abstract. These are available at the Fisher School of Accounting. Postbaccalaureate students are not eligible to receive honors recognition.

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