2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Honors Awarded at Graduation

Final honors upon graduation are awarded to students who have excelled in academics during their college career. Graduation honors are awarded to bachelor’s degree recipients at three levels of performance as measured by the GPA of all coursework attempted at Greenville College. Cum laude will be awarded to those students who have attained a 3.5-3.84 GPA; magna cum laude will be awarded to students who have earned a 3.85 or higher GPA; and summa cum laude will be awarded to students who have achieved a 3.95 or higher GPA and have successfully completed a departmental honors thesis. To be eligible for final honors a student must have completed 60 credits of coursework at Greenville College.

Transfer students who have above a 3.5 GPA but have fewer than 60 hours of Greenville College coursework are eligible to receive honorable mention.

All degree and major requirements must be complete for honors to be announced at graduation. Official transcripts of transfer work must be received by the Records Office by May 1st to have honors included in the commencement program.  Students who have outstanding coursework at the time of commencement will have academic honors reflected on the transcript when all requirements are completed.

The President's Citation is awarded each year to the graduating senior who has demonstrated the highest academic achievement in the context of a Christian liberal arts program.