All students are eligible for academic achievement recognition during the appropriate Commencement Ceremony. Grade point averages are based on all credit hours attempted at Pensacola State College combined with transfer credits from other institutions attended including courses not used for the degree awarded. Baccalaureate and associate degree students will graduate with honors according to three honors categories:
Cum Laude will be awarded to students with a cumulative GPA between 3.50 - 3.74.
Magna Cum Laude will be awarded to students with a cumulative GPA between 3.75 - 3.99.
Summa Cum Laude will be awarded to students with a cumulative grade point average of 4.0.
The determination of the three honors categories (Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Cum Laude) for the commencement ceremony is based on the cumulative grade point average at the end of the student's last term of enrollment prior to the term of graduation. Students who have met the criteria for honors prior to their term of graduation will be eligible for the honors cords at the graduation ceremony.
The transcript is the final and official record of a student's standing at the time of graduation. A student meeting the honors criteria at the time of graduation and after the official analysis of graduation eligibility will have the appropriate notation affixed to the official transcript and on the degree, certificate, or diploma awarded.