III:15:10 Graduation Honors

This policy establishes minimum requirements for graduation with honors.

Degree seeking students who have fulfilled all graduation requirements and who have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours at Volunteer State Community College are eligible for designation as honor graduates. The student's cumulative quality point average at the beginning of the final semester is used to determine honors at Volunteer State Community College. (In computing averages for honors, the grades of the final semester of the graduation term will not be included.) Only collegiate level courses will be used to determine eligibility for graduation honors. Honor classifications are as follows:

  • 3.800-4.00 summa cum laude
  • 3.600-3.799 magna cum laude
  • 3.300-3.599 cum laude

Transfer students who are degree seeking must have a minimum of 30 semester hours at Volunteer State Community College and the required cumulative quality point average to be eligible. Transfer course grades are not used to calculate graduation honors.

Students seeking either a technical or academic certificate are not eligible for graduation honors.

TBR Source: 2:01:00:00: TBR Meetings, June 25, 1976; June 25, 1982; March 20, 1987; June 24, 1988; December 5, 1997; June 29, 2004; September 24, 2004; March 27, 2008. 2:02:00:00:

TBR Meetings, June 20, 1975; September 30, 1983. A-080: November 14, 1984 TBR presidents meeting

VSCC Source: Former II:09:39, July 23, 1997, President; January 6, 2009, President's Cabinet