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Baccalaureate Graduation Honors

Baccalaureate Graduation Honors


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Graduation honors for undergraduate students are based on the quality of a student’s work during the entire period of studies for the degree. All course work from any accredited university previously attended will be computed for graduation honors. To be eligible for graduation honors, a student must have been enrolled at Highlands for at least 32 semester hours. The grade point average determines the honors award for, “summa cum laude,” a GPA of 3.86 or above, “magna cum laude,” a GPA of 3.70 through 3.85, and, “cum laude,” a GPA of 3.50 through 3.69. Appropriate recognition is given at the commencement exercises and on the transcript and diploma.

  • Students with graduation honors will be notified in writing by the Office of the Registrar.
  • All information regarding those students who have qualified for honors are provided to the Highlands main campus Bookstore, as well as center personnel.
  • Phi Kappa Phi, is an academic honor society dedicated to the recognition and promotion of academic excellence in all fields of higher education.
  • Those students who are inducted into Phi Kappa Phi will be notified by the Phi Kappa Phi faculty committee, not by the Office of the Registrar.
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