Graduating with Honors

Degree-seeking students who have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours at Vol State may be eligible to graduate with honors based on the quality point average of coursework completed at Vol State. Academic honors are reflected on the student's transcript and diploma. Certificate students do not qualify for academic honors. Honors designations are based on the following grade point averages:

  • Summa Cum Laude: 3.800 - 4.000
  • Magna Cum Laude: 3.600 - 3.799
  • Cum Laude: 3.300 - 3.599

Honors are determined by using the student's GPA at the beginning of the final semester prior to graduating. Grades of the final semester of the graduating term will not be included in computing the honors GPA.