Earning Graduation Honors

adopted: Oct-1993
last revised: Apr-2006

When a student applies for graduation, all 100-level course work and above will be evaluated for graduation academic honors. Students must have earned at least half of the credits needed for their degree or certificate at Richland Community College. In addition, students must have met Richland Community College’s residency requirement, which means completing no fewer than 15 hours for a degree or half of the certificate requirements at Richland Community College.

Graduation academic honors are based on the student's cumulative grade point average as follows:

Cumulative GPA

3.50–3.74 Honors
3.75–3.99 High Honors
4.00 Highest Honors

Graduation academic honors are noted on a student's transcript and at graduation.