Graduation with Honors

Graduation with Honors

The purpose of graduation with honors is to identify students receiving associate degrees who have compiled a superior academic record. The three different levels that distinguish academic excellence are as follows:

Summa Cum Laude – 4.0 GPA

Magna Cum Laude – 3.5 GPA

Cum Laude – 3.25 GPA

To graduate summa cum laude, students must achieve a 4.0 grade-point average on all work attempted at Navarro College and other post-secondary institutions attended and have no grade lower than “A.” Summa cum laude will be denoted on the transcript of students achieving this designation.

 To graduate magna cum laude, students must achieve a 3.5 grade-point average on all work attempted at Navarro College and other post-secondary institutions attended and have no grade lower than “C.” Magna cum laude will be denoted on the transcript of students achieving this designation. 

To graduate cum laude, students must achieve a 3.25 grade-point average on all work attempted at Navarro College and other post-secondary institutions attended and have no grade lower than “C.” Cum laude will be denoted on the transcript of students achieving this designation.

Only students fulfilling all requirements for graduation prior to the ceremonies are eligible to graduate summa cum laude, magna cum laude, or cum laude.

In the event a student has repeated a course with a lower grade at Navarro College, only the higher grade will be considered for calculation as part of the grade-point average and used for consideration of summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude recognition. 

A student may elect to claim academic fresh start and not use older grades as part of their official grade point average, as prescribed by state statute. In this case, only grades that remain a portion of their official grade point average will be considered in the calculation of the grade point average.