Honors Program Graduate CriteriaStudents who complete a minimum of 15 Honors credits distributed among 4 different prefixes and a cumulative grade-point average of 3.500 or higher will be designated Honors Program Graduates, awarded a medallion, and encouraged to apply for honors scholarships at four-year colleges and universities. Diplomas and transcripts indicate the status of Honors Program Graduates.
GraduationTo graduate as an Honors Program Graduate, students must meet the following requirements:
- Complete a minimum of 15 Honors credits (Pass/Fail credits excluded), distributed among four different course prefixes.
- Achieve a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.
- Petition for graduation to GCC Admissions and Records Office (see appropriate Schedule of Hours for deadlines.)
GCC Honors Awards Dinner
Honors Program Graduates are recognized at GCC's annual Honors Awards Dinner. Friends, family and faculty offer well-deserved (and often very generous!) applause as students receive the impressive Honors Program medallions they will wear during commencement exercises. Honors students from GCC's Music Department often provide the superb entertainment that makes this event especially memorable.
The transcript of an Honors Program Graduate indicates his/her high level of achievement, and their diplomas bear the distinctive gold seal of the Honors Program.