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POL 6.026 Graduation Honors

Students may graduate with honors from Kirtland Community College providing they have:

  • Completed all the requirements needed for a certificate or an associate degree
  • Earned at least fifteen credit hours at Kirtland if receiving a certificate or associate degree
  • Achieved the cumulative grade point average (determined by the last completed semester) required for one of the following honors:

Summa Cum Laude, 3.800 – 4.000 cum. g.p.a.

Magna Cum Laude, 3.600 – 3.799 cum. g.p.a.

Cum Laude, 3.400 – 3.599 cum. g.p.a.

Revised November 11, 1993


The registrar will review transcripts of all candidates for graduation. Authorization to wear honor cords will be given by the registrar to candidates who have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.40 prior to the semester in which graduation ceremonies are held. The graduation program will list candidates who have been authorized to receive the honors.

After final grades have been received, the registrar will review transcripts of candidates for graduation for completion of all graduation requirements. If the candidate has met all graduation requirements and has achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.40, the registrar will authorize the appropriate graduation honors to be listed on the graduate’s transcript.