Steps for Graduation
- Confirm with your major advisor that you’re cleared to graduate from the university.
- Apply for university graduation.
- Complete a senior check with your Honors Advisor, confirming that you have met all Honors College requirements.
- Apply for Honors College graduation.
- RSVP for Revocation.
- Defend and submit completed senior thesis.
Honors College students who complete all honors requirements graduate from the university with honors from the South Carolina Honors College. Graduating from the university with honors from the South Carolina Honors College is not the same as graduating with honors. Any university student can graduate with honors (summ, magna, cum laude), however only Honors College students who have met both Honors College and university requirements may graduate from the University with honors from the South Carolina Honors College. Students graduating from the Honors College can also graduate with latin honors. BARSC and BARSC MD students graduate from the South Carolina Honors College; these are the only degrees offered directly through the Honors College.
Please note that the university commencement ceremony listed for the South Carolina Honors College is only for Honors College students pursuing the BARSC specialized degree. Honors students in other colleges (Engineering, Arts & Sciences, Business) should attend their respective college ceremony in addition to Honors College Revocation.
Revocation is the Honors College commencement ceremony where our graduating seniors and their families gather together to recognize our students' accomplishments. Revocation typically takes place a few days before the university’s various commencement ceremonies, and a revocation ceremony is held for both December and May graduates of the Honors College. Summer graduates may participate in the spring revocation ceremony.
May Revocation: May 6, 2021
December Revocation: December 12, 2021