SA-2 Academic Honors

Purpose
Provide information and guidelines for eligible students to earn academic honors.

Scope
All eligible Green River students.

Definitions 
Academic Honors: Honors are bestowed as recognition of outstanding academic achievement.

Associate Degree Honor StatusBachelor Degree Honor Status  
Highest Honors  GPA 3.9 or above  Summa Cum Laude  GPA 3.9 or above  
High Honors  GPA 3.7 to 3.89  Magna Cum Laude  GPA 3.7 to 3.89  
Honors  GPA 3.5 to 3.69  Cum Laude  GPA 3.5 to 3.69  

GPA: Grade Point Average

Policy 
Graduates who achieve outstanding grade point averages are eligible to purchase honor cords to wear at commencement and are recognized in the commencement program.

Procedure 
Academic honors are based on Green River grades only. A minimum of 24 credits must be graded (not pass/non-credit). All levels of honors will be noted on the diploma and Green River College transcript.


Specific Authority
Green River College Instructional Committee
Green River College Board of Trustees

Law Implemented


History of Policy or Procedure
Draft: January 13, 2005
Adopted: January 6, 2006
Revised:
Reviewed by:
Contact: Denise Bennatts, Director of Enrollment Services/Registrar, ext. 2510
President’s Staff Sponsor: Dr. Deborah Casey, Vice President of Student Affairs, ext. 3328