Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016

Latin Honors

Georgia College honors graduates who have high academic achievement by conferring the Latin designations of Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude. These designations apply only to students receiving baccalaureate degrees; Latin honors are not granted for graduate degrees. These designations are included in the commencement program and on the diploma. Students who receive these designations are also given a gold honor cord to wear during the commencement ceremony.

Latin honors are determined by the student’s overall grade point average and the student’s Georgia College Regents’ Cumulative grade point average. The overall GPA is calculated using courses from Georgia College and all transfer courses accepted for credit. The Georgia College Regents’ Cumulative grade point average is calculated on all Georgia College courses, including repeats. Credits earned on a pass-fail basis or through AP, CLEP and other similar examinations are not counted since quality points are not assigned for these credits.

To be eligible for the baccalaureate degree with any of the aforementioned honors, a student must have earned a minimum Georgia College Regents Cumulative grade point average and an overall grade point averages as follows:

Cum Laude 3.60 to 3.74
Magna Cum Laude 3.75 to 3.89
Summa Cum Laude 3.90 to 4.00

If a student's overall cumulative grade-point average and the Georgia College & State University regents cumulative grade-point average differ, the lower of the two averages will determine the honors designation awarded. Georgia College truncates all grade point averages at the second decimal point (a 3.749 is a 3.74 GPA).