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Graduating with Academic Honors

The University of North Georgia is extremely proud of students graduating with academic honors.  These students will be recognized during their commencement ceremony.  The granting of academic honors is a standard recommended and approved by the university faculty.  The University of North Georgia policy as found in the undergraduate catalog is:

Scholastic recognition at graduation will be based on an overall grade point average (GPA) calculated on the basis of all work in the student’s college career, including any attempted at other institutions. Credit by examination, DSST, CLEP, and AP credit, as well as courses specifically excluded by university policy cannot be used in the GPA calculation for graduation with honors.  For baccalaureate students, the specific award will be one of the following:

Honor DesignationOverall GPA
Cum Laude 3.50-3.69
Magna Cum Laude 3.70-3.89
Summa Cum Laude 3.90-4.00

For students earning an associate or career associate degree, the specific award will be “With Distinction” for an overall GPA of 3.50 or higher.

Academic honor designation at graduation is determined by the student’s overall GPA at the end of the semester prior to his/her graduation semester.  This will allow the university to include the names of honor graduates in the commencement program.

Final academic honors, which can not be determined until all grades are received, will be indicated on the graduate’s diploma and academic transcript.

Find more information on purchasing academic regalia that indicate academic honors.

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