Academic Policies and Procedures
Minimum Scholastic Requirements
The student must earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 in all courses taken at The University of Texas at Austin (including credit by examination, correspondence, and extension) for which a grade or symbol other than Q, W, X, or CR is recorded. In addition, the student must earn a grade point average of at least 2.00 in Informatics courses taken at the University and counted toward the degree and major requirements. The student must earn a grade of at least C- in each course used to fulfill any of the requirements for the degree and major. For more information about grades and the grade point average, see the General Information Catalog.
The designation University Honors, awarded at the end of each long-session semester, gives official recognition and commendation to students whose grades for the semester indicate distinguished academic accomplishment. Both the quality and the quantity of work done are considered. Criteria for University Honors are given in the General Information Catalog.
Graduation with University Honors
Students who, upon graduation, have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement are eligible to graduate with University Honors. Criteria for graduation with University Honors are given in the General Information Catalog.
Students wishing to pursue School of Information honors must meet all Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Informatics degree requirements as well as the following:
- Minimum grade point average of 3.5 across all Informatics coursework
- Complete an Honors Thesis in Informatics in lieu of the traditional Capstone
- Complete an additional three hours of Informatics elective coursework