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2020-2021 Student Handbook and University Policies 
    
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CGUS Academic Honors Requirements Policy AS.021


LU Policy Number: AS.021

Effective Date: 1/25/2017

Approval Date: 1/25/2017

Revised Date: N/A

Purpose:  Modification of the existing Academic Honors Requirements to specify that 50% of coursework should be taken at Life University in order to be eligible for academic honors.

Additional Authority: N/A

Scope: College of Graduate & Undergraduate Studies

Approval Authority: Provost/EVPAA

Responsible Authority: Academic Affairs-Student

Definitions: N/A

Policy Title


CGUS Academic Honors Requirements Policy

Policy Statement


The following outlines specific requirements for honors recognition at the time of graduation from an undergraduate program:

Valedictorian: The graduate from the collective Bachelor’s programs holding the highest academic GPA of the graduating class at the time of commencement exercises, will be honored as the class valedictorian. To be eligible, 75% of the student’s degree must have been taken from Life University.

Salutatorian: The graduate from the collective Bachelor’s programs holding the second-highest GPA of the graduating class at the time of commencement exercises, will be honored as the class salutatorian. To be eligible, 75% of the student’s degree must have been taken from Life University.

The Valedictorian and Salutatorian of each class, and students graduating with honors, are identified as such in the graduate listing.

Academic Honors

Undergraduate students, who graduate with a cumulative GPA equal to or above 3.25 are given Scholastic honors status as follows:

  • 3.25-3.49 = Cum Laude
  • 3.50-3.74 = Magna Cum Laude
  • 3.75 and above = Summa Cum Laude

To be eligible for scholastic honors, 50% of the student’s credit hours toward degree must have been taken from Life University.

Participants wear gold cords at the graduation ceremony signifying the achievement of academic honors.

Procedure(s)


N/A

Other Notes


Approved by Academic Affairs on 11/15/16 | Approved by Academic Council on 1/25/2017