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

In order to be eligible for a graduation honor, the student must have completed a minimum of one-half (50%) of the semester credit hours at Gadsden State.

Certificate Recipients

At the time of graduation, the College uses the following designations to recognize the academic accomplishments of students who earn certificates, except the recipient of the short-term certificate:

With Distinction                       3.50 to 4.00 GPA

In order to be eligible for a graduation honor, the student must have completed one-half (50%) of the semester credit hours at Gadsden State.