Arkansas Code Title 6. Education § 6-61-138. Posthumous degrees

(a) Each institution of higher education is encouraged to establish a process for awarding a posthumous degree to a student who has died while enrolled in a degree program at the institution of higher education.

(b) A process established by an institution of higher education may include without limitation consideration of the student's:

(1) Level of completion in his or her degree program;

(2) Academic status;  and

(3) Personal factors, such as circumstances of death.

(c) The institution of higher education or the parent of a student who died while enrolled in a degree program at an institution of higher education may initiate the process by requesting that a posthumous degree be awarded on the student's behalf.


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