• Garnet and Gold Scholar Society Seniors


Senior Workshops | Synthesis Activation | Graduation Checks | Recognition


You are required to submit two of your area reflections at least 1 SEMESTER PRIOR to graduation. The final reflection may be submitted the semester of graduation. Students are encouraged to submit reflections in advance of these deadlines. Reflections are submitted to the GGSS online portal system. You can access the portal by following the below steps:

  • Login to my.fsu.edu > Click Research and Recognition drop-down menu on the left-hand side > Click Garnet and Gold Scholar Society link


Graduate Submission Deadlines

Fall 2017 Graduate DEADLINES
Intent to Participate:

June 14, 2017

First two Engagement Area reflections: July 12, 2017

Final Engagement Area reflection: September 20, 2017

Synthesis Reflection:

October 25, 2017

Intent to Participate:

September 27, 2017

First two Engagement Area reflections: October 25, 2017

Final Engagement Area reflection: January 31, 2018

Synthesis Reflection:

March 7, 2018


Summer 2018 Graduate DEADLINES
Intent to Participate:

February 7, 2018

First two Engagement Area reflections: March 7, 2018

Final Engagement Area reflection: May 30, 2018

Synthesis Reflection:

June 27, 2018


Senior Workshops

Senior workshops are MANDATORY for graduating seniors to attend the semester prior to graduation. Attendance will be taken. Seniors will review final steps for GGSS completion and have the opportunity to speak with an advisor and ask questions. Seniors will also sign the Senior Contract and receive a copy for their records.

Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 graduates: Select one of the below mandatory Senior Workshops to attend in the Dunlap Success Center

Monday, January 29, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM, Room 1006

Thursday, February 1, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Room 2201

Friday, February 9, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Room 1006

Wednesday, February 21, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Room 1006

Monday, March 5, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Room 1006


Synthesis Activation

Students will receive Synthesis tab access once all three Engagement Areas are approved in the Student Portal. If you are a graduating senior, once all three Engagement Areas are approved or approved pending completion in the Student Portal you will receive Synthesis tab access. Synthesis tab access does not ensure induction into the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society. During your final semester at FSU, GGSS Administrators will complete the GPA, student conduct record, and University graduation application checks. More information on the Synthesis can be found on the Synthesis page.

Your Synthesis will be reviewed by your Overall Program Advisor and graded based on the rubric. Similar to the Engagement Area Reflections, you will receive feedback if you score below satisfactory (a 1 or 2) on any of the rubric criteria, and you will have one week to revise.


Graduation Checks

Your student conduct record, cumulative GPA, and University graduation application will be checked your final semester at FSU. You must have a GPA of 2.75 for ALL college coursework attempted. If you have a student conduct record, you must complete all sanctions from the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities to receive clearance for the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society. You must not have any record of an Academic Honor Policy Hearing. To become an inducted member, you must also apply for graduation with the University.



Initial Recognition includes:

  • Attending the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society induction ceremony with the university President
  • Receiving the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society medal
  • Recognition in the commencement program

Final Recognition includes:

  • Recognition on your official university academic transcript

IMPORTANT: While you may receive the initial recognition for the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society this DOES NOT ENSURE that you will receive the final recognition on your transcript. Also, attending the induction ceremony DOES NOT finalize your induction as a Garnet and Gold Scholar.

All Engagement Area reflections with the status "Approved Pending Completion" will be checked within 1 week of grades posted. All remaining criteria for engagement areas should be completed by the last day of the semester.

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