Prior to registration for your final semester, fill out a graduation application (see appendix) in the Office of Student Services. You must then make an appointment with your advisor for a thorough graduation check when signing up for your final semester classes. Early in that semester, review the graduation list outside the advisors offices for your name.
BSN Pre-licensure Track
A meeting will be held early in your final semester to give you information regarding the applications for the NCLEX RN exam and licensure by exam in Missouri. If you are seeking licensure by exam in a state other than Missouri, you should indicate that at this meeting.
All RN to BSN Program students must come to campus to take the Academic Proficiency and Progress exam prior to graduation. Dates and times are available from the Student Services Office. This is a University requirement for all students graduating from UMSL. Students must also complete the NLN exam. This exam will be administered during the students final semester and in conjunction with NS 4911 Synthesis in Nursing course. Online students are required to come to campus the Saturday prior to graduation to complete both the NLN and Academic Proficiency and Progress exams.
M-1 form should be completed approximately 2/3 through the program. The form is available online: http://www.umsl.edu/divisions/graduate/formsregs/mastforms.html
To graduate with Latin honors, students must have attended the UMSL for at least 56 graded hours and must meet the following qualifications: cum laude 3.2 to 3.49 grade point average; magna cum laude 3.5 to 3.79 grade point average; summa cum laude 3.8 to 4.0 grade point average. If a student has the necessary GPA at UM-St. Louis to qualify for Latin honors but has fewer that 56 graded hours at UM-St. Louis, all credit hours and the associated grades earned within the UM system (UM-Columbia, Rolla or Kansas City) will be included when the total credit hours earned in the UM system are at least 80 graded hours. In determining one's eligibility for Latin honors, all graded hours will be considered, including the original grade in each grade-modified course. No Latin honor higher than that, which is consistent with the UMSL grade point average, will be awarded.
The University Latin Honors policy specifies only courses taken within the University system qualify for Latin Honors. Courses taken at one of the University's Residential Centers (e.g., St. Charles Community College, University of Rolla, or Portageville) can apply toward Latin Honors. Please refer to the University Bulletin. The University Latin Honors policy excludes coursework taken at another institution. Transfer credits from a previous college or university cannot count toward Latin Honors.
A College of Nursing student who has more than 45 hours and a cumulative 3.2 grade point at UM-St. Louis is awarded Dean's Honors. Deans Honor recipients are listed in the Commencement Program for the University.