Graduation With Honors Academic Standards Lake Land College

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Graduation With Honors

In computing the final grade point average for graduation with honors, only courses and grades earned at Lake Land College will be used. The final range of cumulative grade point average (GPA) to be awarded graduation honors are as follows: Cum Laude, 3.50 – 3.64 GPA; Magna Cum Laude, 3.65 – 3.79 GPA; and Summa Cum Laude, 3.80 – 4.00 GPA.

Only those students completing degree requirements or a certificate program of 24 hours or more can be designated as graduating with honors. The grade exclusion policy will not affect the calculating of the final grade point average used to determine graduation with honors status.

Honors for spring candidates for degrees and certificates are tentative and are based upon their cumulative grade point average for courses taken at Lake Land College during the previous semesters. However, at the time candidates are certified for graduation, a notation will be placed on their academic transcript and diploma indicating they graduated with honors.