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Effective Date: May 16, 2019

PURPOSE

This memorandum lists the approved UNC-CH Remarks on Student Academic Transcripts, and outlines the policies and procedures that academic units should follow to obtain approval of remarks that recognize special achievement in academic and University-related activities.

General Provisions

Remarks in use prior to February 2003 were reviewed and approved by the Education Policy Committee and the Graduate School for granting graduate certificate notations. All remarks that are approved from February 2003 forward require individual units to propose new transcript remarks using the following procedures. A master list of all approved remarks is maintained by the University Registrar.

The procedures and instructions shown below do not apply to programs that seek to establish academic remarks as part of the process for establishing official certificate programs.

Certificate programs are intended for matriculated, degree-seeking students in graduate programs or in one of the professional schools for undergraduate students, or for non-degree-seeking students at UNC-Chapel Hill whose objective is the development of specialization in the field of the certificate program.

The Graduate School and Office of the Provost already require approval for all certificate programs, including any associated academic remarks, thus further approval of the remark would be redundant. Programs should use the following guidelines to plan and obtain approval for certificate programs, including associated academic achievement remarks: “Guidelines for Certificate Programs”.

Additional information for planning and proposing certificate programs can also be found on the Graduate School’s website.

Approval Procedures

Individual units may propose new transcript remarks subject to the following stipulations:

    1. The remark must communicate degree related information or recognize selective university-based academic achievements and honors. See below for criteria, established by the EPC to guide the University community concerning what remarks are appropriate for transcript remarks. Negative remarks are not permitted.
    2. The remark may not exceed 45 characters in length.
    3. The word “distinction” may be used only to recognize academic achievement. For other activities, words such as “recognition” or “excellence in…” should be used.

Instructions and Processes for Proposing a New Remark

    1. Complete the attached Remarks on Transcript Form.
    2. Send a copy to the Provost’s office for approval.
    3. The Provost’s Office will forward to EPC for approval.
    4. The EPC will forward the form to the University Registrar’s Office.
    5. The Registrar’s Office confirms the effective date and informs all parties when the remark is available.

Master List of Approved Remarks on Student Academic Transcripts Maintained by the University Registrar’s Office

Remarks Noted on Student Academic Transcripts Effective
Date of
Approval
Department Contact
Advanced to Candidacy for Doctorate Prior to 2/03Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Awarded Certificate in African StudiesSpring 2020Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
APA-Accredited Predoctoral Internship Completed 5/1/12Graduate School Donald Lysle,
Psychology
Awarded Graduate Certificate in Business FundamentalsSpring 2017Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Awarded Graduate Certificate in Cardiovascular ScienceSpring 2020Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Awarded Graduate Certificate in College Science TeachingSpring 2018Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Awarded Graduate Certificate in Digital CurationFall 2010Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Awarded Graduate Certificate in Health Care Systems – InformaticsSpring 2020Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Awarded Post-Graduate Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse PractitionerSummer 2020Graduate SchoolStephanie Schmitt
Buckley Public Service ScholarPrior to 2/03Carolina Center for Public
Service
Lynn Blanchard
Candidate in Education Prior to 2/03School of Education Anne Bryan
Carolina Research Scholar12/16/08Office of Undergrad Research Troy Blackburn
Certificate in Business Journalism (also CERT) Prior to 2/03Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Certificate in Community Preparedness and Disaster ManagementPrior to 6/2019Graduate SchoolStephanie Schmitt
Certificate in Developmental Disabilities 8/1/13Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Certificate in Global Health (also CERT) Prior to 2/03Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Certificate in Latino Media and Journalism Studies 8/1/13Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Certificate in Rural Health Pharmacy 9/1/14School of Pharmacy Pamela Joyner
Certificate in Sports Communication (also CERT) Prior to 2/03Graduate SchoolStephanie Schmitt
Certificate in Technology and Communication (also CERT) Prior to 2/03Graduate SchoolStephanie Schmitt
Certificate Program in Survey Methodology (also CERT) Prior to 2/03Graduate SchoolStephanie Schmitt
Chancellor’s Science Scholar [Academic Year] 06/12/18 Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program Dr. Thomas C. Freeman
Chancellor’s Science Scholars Laureate 06/12/18 Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program Dr. Thomas C. Freeman
CIRTL Associate Level of Accomplishment5/16/2019Graduate SchoolStephanie Schmitt
CIRTL Practitioner Level of Accomplishment5/16/2019Graduate SchoolStephanie Schmitt
CIRTL Scholar Level of Accomplishment5/16/2019Graduate SchoolStephanie Schmitt
Class of 1938 Fellowship for Summer Study Abroad Prior to 2/03;
Phased out
effective June
30, 2016
International Student and
Scholar Services
Elizabeth Barnum
Commendation for Undergraduate Research in Biology Prior to 2/03;
Phased out
effective June
30, 2016
Biology DepartmentVictoria Bautch
Completed Freshman Honors Program [replaced Aug. 14, 2008] Prior to 2/03 -
8/08
Honors Program James Leloudis
Completed Junior Honors Program [replaced Aug. 14, 2008] Prior to 2/03 -
8/08
Honors Program James Leloudis
Completed Sophomore Honors Program [replaced Aug. 14, 2008] Prior to 2/03 -
8/08
Honors Program James Leloudis
Concentration in Archives and Records Management May 1, 2012SILSLara Bailey
Concentration in Biophysics Prior to 2/03Graduate SchoolStephanie Schmitt
Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Prior to 2/03;
Phased out
effective June
30, 2016
Germanic LanguagesClayton Koelb
(Chair of German
Dept)
Developmental Biology Training Program Certificate Prior to 2/03Center for Genome Sciences Vicki Bautch
F. J. LeClair Award4/25/07;
Phased out
effective June
30, 2016
Ed Policy Committee (Biology) Victoria Bautch
Gamma Kappa Alpha Prior to 2/03;
Phased out
effective June
30, 2016
Romance Languages Federico Luisetti
Global Engagement Scholar 2/1/17Center for Global Initiatives Niklaus Steiner
Golden Key National Honor Society Prior to 2/03Student UnionO. Ray Angle
Graduate Certificate in Aging Prior to 2/03Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics and Computational BiologyPrior to 2/03Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Big Data to Knowledge 2/8/17Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Imaging Science08/01/2015Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Translational Research2/10/06Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Business FundamentalsAugust 2020Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Information Science 4/16/10Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate Program in Computational Linguistic Fall 2019Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Cultural Studies Prior to 2/03Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics and Decision-Making August 2013Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Developmental Psychology03/01/2016Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Digital CurationFall 2010Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities03/01/2016Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Strategy 11/3/06Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Finance 11/3/06Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in General Entrepreneurship 2/1/12Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science 11/3/06Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Global TransmigrationPrior to 2/03Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Health Communications Prior to 2/03Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Health Outcomes and Quality of Care Prior to 2/03Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Innovation for the Public GoodSpring 2020Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in International Development Prior to 2/03Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in International Peace and Conflict Resolution Prior to 2/03Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Jewish Studies 02/01/2012Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Languages Across the Curriculum3/29/07Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies Prior to 2/03Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Leadership Development 03/01/2016Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Medical Devices 2/12/08Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Middle East Studies April 2010Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Molecular and Cellular Biophysics04/08/2016Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Nanomedicine 2/12/07Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Natural Hazards Resilience6/10/15Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership Prior to 2/03Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education 08/01/2015Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Participatory ResearchJanuary 2013Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Postsecondary TeachingPrior to 2/03Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Public Health Ethics 11/13/06Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Public Health Informatics October 2011Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Studies August 2013Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Russian and East European Studies Prior to 2/03Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Technology Commercialization and
Entrepreneurship
08/01/2014Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Translational Medicine 8/ 3/06Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies 12/01/2015Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate of Specialization in BioinformaticsPrior to 2/03Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate Program in Total Worker Health5/16/2019Graduate SchoolStephanie Schmitt
Graduate Certificate Program in Substance Abuse Studies Prior to 2/03Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
H. V. P. Wilson 4/25/07;
Phased out
effective June
30, 2016
Ed Policy Committee (Biology) Victoria Bautch
Honor Court Case Pending: Possible Honor Code Violation Prior to 2/03Dean of Students Jonathan Sauls
Honors Carolina Laureate 4/1/16Honors Program James Leloudis
Honors in Creative Writing 7/1/11Honors Program James Leloudis
Honors Program Student in Good Standing [year precedes remark] 8/14/08Honors Program James Leloudis
I. R. Hagadorn Award 4/25/07;
Phased out
effective June
30, 2016
Ed Policy Committee (Biology)Victoria Bautch
Industrial Hygiene Prior to 2/03;
Phased out
effective June
30, 2016
School of Public Health Dean of School of
Public Health
Interdisciplinary Health Communications (IHC)Prior to 6/19Graduate SchoolStephanie Schmitt
Interdisciplinary Certificate in Health Disparities (also GA approved
certificate)
Prior to 2/03School of Public Health Dr. Anissa Vines
J. N. Counch Award 4/25/07;
Phased out
effective June
30, 2016
Ed Policy Committee (Biology)Victoria Bautch
John Motley Morehead Scholar Prior to 2/03Morehead Foundation Sarah Blaine
Joint Graduate Certificate in Medical Devices 8/25/08Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Leave of Absence: Master’s of Public Health8/30/2018 (previous approval for SOM transcript based on AAMC criteria) School of MedicineElizabeth Steadman
Leave of Absence: Master’s of Business Administration8/30/2018 (previous approval for SOM transcript based on AAMC criteria) School of MedicineElizabeth Steadman
Leave of Absence: Doctor of Philosophy 8/30/2018 (previous approval for SOM transcript based on AAMC criteria) School of MedicineElizabeth Steadman
Leave of Absence: Doctor of Jurisprudence8/30/2018 (previous approval for SOM transcript based on AAMC criteria) School of MedicineElizabeth Steadman
Leave of Absence: Graduate Study8/30/2018 (previous approval for SOM transcript based on AAMC criteria) School of MedicineElizabeth Steadman
Leave of Absence: Master’s8/30/2018 (previous approval for SOM transcript based on AAMC criteria) School of MedicineElizabeth Steadman
Leave of Absence: Research8/30/2018 (previous approval for SOM transcript based on AAMC criteria) School of MedicineElizabeth Steadman
Leave of Absence: Personal8/30/2018 (previous approval for SOM transcript based on AAMC criteria) School of MedicineElizabeth Steadman
Leave of Absence: Medical8/30/2018 (previous approval for SOM transcript based on AAMC criteria) School of MedicineElizabeth Steadman
Leave of Absence: Administrative8/30/2018 (previous approval for SOM transcript based on AAMC criteria) School of MedicineElizabeth Steadman
NC Cert Reqs Not Complete at Time UG Deg Conf Prior to 2/03School of Education Anne Bryan
Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society in Economics Prior to 2/03;
Phased out
effective June
30, 2016
Economics Chair = Patrick
Conway
Parr Center for Ethics Scholar4/2020Sarah Stroud
Phi Beta KappaPrior to 2/03Registrar’s Office Joan RobertsColeman
Pi Mu Epsilon Prior to 2/03;
Phased out
effective June
30, 2016
MathematicsMath Dept Chair =
Richard
McLaughlin
Pi Sigma Alpha Prior to 2/03;
Phased out
effective June
30, 2016
Political Science Evelyne Huber =
Chair
Postdoctoral Dental Specialty Foundation Certificate5/16/2019Graduate SchoolStephanie Schmitt
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Classics Prior to 2/03Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Certificate 10/01/2015Graduate School Stephanie Schmitt
Pro Bono Program: 100+ Hours of Service [year precedes remark] Prior to 2/03School of LawSylvia Novinsky
Pro Bono Program: 50+ Hours of Service [year precedes remark] Prior to 2/03School of LawSylvia Novinsky
Pro Bono Program: 75+ Hours of Service [year precedes remark]Prior to 2/03School of LawSylvia Novinsky
Psi Chi
Prior to 2/03;
Phased out
effective June
30, 2016
PsychologyPsych Dept chair =
Donald Lysle
Other contact
person = Dr. David
Penn
R. E. Coker Award 4/25/07;
Phased out effective June
30, 2016
Ed Policy Committee (Biology)Victoria Bautch
Robertson Scholar [position after term standing] 5/1/09Robertson ScholarsBeth Owen / Allen
Chan
Robertson Scholars [Major/Minor certificates as requested] 10/31/08Robertson Scholars Beth Owen / Allen
Chan
Ronald E. McNair Scholar 10/1/09Office of Trio/McNair Scholars
Programs
Greta Oliver
Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society Prior to 2/03;
Phased out
effective June
30, 2016
School of Nursing Dean of Nursing =
Donna Havens
Special Recognition in Public Service Prior to 2/03
Carolina Center for Public
Service
Lynn Blanchard
Robertson Scholars remark: Certificate in Film/Video/Digital, Duke
Univ. (awarded May 2008)
Robertson Scholars

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