Honors Policy

Excellence in undergraduate academic work is recognized at graduation by the award of honor rank in general scholarship. For students completing all work at Augusta University the Regents grade point average is used in the awarding of academic honors. Graduation with honors is based on the grade point average requirements below.

Academic Distinction Augusta University GPA Range
Cum Laude 3.50-3.69
Magna Cum Laude 3.70-3.89
Summa Cum Laude 3.90-4.00

This distinction of high academic achievement is placed on the student's diploma and is noted on the permanent record.

Augusta University awards honors to students graduating who meet specific standards of academic excellence as measured by the grade point average. For an undergraduate degree to be awarded with honors, a student must have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours in residence for a bachelor’s degree or a minimum of 30 semester hours in residence for an associate’s degree.  For students completing all course work at Augusta University, the Regents GPA is used for the calculation of honors. For students transferring coursework to Augusta University, a grade point average including all transfer work and all work taken at Augusta University will be used for calculation of honors. Both this calculated GPA and the Regents GPA must meet the standards below. The honor will be determined by the lower of the two GPAs. Please review the Policy Library for more information.

Visit the Graduation FAQ for information regarding the Honors Policy.