Graduation Honors

Degree Recipients

At the time of graduation, the College uses the following designations to recognize the academic accomplishments of students who earn degrees:

Cum Laude: 3.50 to 3.69 GPA
Magna Cum Laude: 3.70 to 3.89 GPA
Summa Cum Laude: 3.90 to 4.00 GPA

To graduate with honor, a student must meet the grade point average requirements on all college level course work considered for degree requirements and have completed a minimum of 24 semester hours at Calhoun Community College. Developmental Studies classes and courses transferred in from other colleges or universities are not used in determining honors eligibility.

Certificate Recipients

At the time of graduation, the College uses the following designations to recognize the academic accomplishments of students who earn certificates: With Distinction: 3.50 to 4.00 GPA

Students who have been admitted to the Presidential Honors Program and complete all requirements of the program as well as all requirements for a degree will be recognized at graduation and on the diploma as having graduated with Honors.