Allow USA transfer students to graduate with honors if they are finishing their 60 hours!

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Graduating college is something that has always seemed so far away. I am now less than 60 days from graduating and am being told from every direction I will not be able to wear my honor cords at graduation. Here is why...

The University of South Alabama has a policy that transfer students may not graduate with honors unless they have completed 60 hours at the University.

My problem is I am sitting at 54 hours and am currently completing the last six  hours necessary to have a total of 60 hours. BUT, since graduation is a mere two days (48 hours) BEFORE final grades are posted, I will not be honored at graduation. The honor will show up on my diploma, but this is simply unacceptable. I have had quite the college career. I started at an out-of-state university and had a 1.8 GPA. After three semesters, I took a semester off and attended a local community college. After finishing basics, I finished my last two years at USA.  I have worked tirelessly to improve my GPA from a 1.8 to a 3.54 over three years and deserve to be publicly honored at my commencement ceremony.

While I have my story, I know I am not the only transfer student who has faced this problem through the University. This petition has started to change USA's policy on transfer students and graduating with honors. If the transfer students have the GPA and they will have the 60 hours necessary by the time final grades are posted, they should be honored at the commencement ceremony just as everyone else is. Please help me change this policy and make the University of South Alabama treat transfer students equally.

**Side note: I do not want to shed a negative light on the University of South Alabama in any way. I have enjoyed my time here and I am proud that I will soon be an alumna; however, it is time this out-dated policy is changed!

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