Academic Awards

Graduating students’ academic achievements are recognized during the Spring or Fall Commencement Ceremony as follows:

  • GPA of 3.85 to 4.00 - Graduated with Highest Honors (Summa Cum Laude)
  • GPA of 3.70 to 3.84 - Graduated with High Honors (Magna Cum Laude)
  • GPA of 3.50 to 3.69 - Graduated with Honors (Cum Laude)

Students who earn academic honors will have their transcripts so designated. Computation of Academic Awards for the Baccalaureate Degree is based on all coursework attempted (excluding college preparatory). Computation of Academic Awards for the Associate in Arts Degree is based on all coursework attempted (excluding college preparatory and those occupational courses that may not be counted toward an A.A. Degree). For the Associate in Science and the Associate in Applied Science degrees, Academic Awards are based on all coursework attempted (excluding college preparatory). For all degrees, undergraduate coursework attempted at other postsecondary institutions will also be used in this computation.