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General Description
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Policy Provisions
Performance Evaluation
Subject Experts
Graduation with Honors
Policy

Document Number: ACAD--147 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 09/27/2013
Primary Author: VP for Academic Affairs Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 12/12/2011

General Description
Description:

Information about graduation with honors relative to Academic Affairs policy.


Purpose:

Delineation of policy.


Scope:

All faculty, staff, students, and administrators


Responsibility: Academic Affairs
Deans
Faculty
Registrar
VP for Academic Affairs

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Requirements
Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy
Standard company policies
Standards of good practice

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

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Policy Provisions
1.

Graduation with Honors


The diplomas of graduating seniors receiving baccalaureate degrees will show honors categories based on the following scale:

 

Cum Laude   3.50 - 3.74

Magna Cum Laude  3.75 - 3.89

Summa Cum Laude  3.90 - 4.00

 

These honors categories are announced at commencement based on a student’s cumulative GPA at the end of the semester preceding the commencement ceremony. The honors category is calculated on the combined cumulative grade point average of all accepted college transfer credit hours and Cumberland University course work at the end of the semester preceding the commencement ceremony. Graduating seniors are not eligible for honors until they have completed at least 25% of the total semester hours required for the degree in upper division (300-400 numbered courses) credit hours through Cumberland University. If at commencement, a student’s cumulative GPA would allow a higher category than that determined at the end of the semester proceeding the graduation semester, the student will receive a substitute diploma indicating the higher category. In like fashion, if at commencement ceremony the student’s final cumulative GPA warrants a lower grade category, than this will be assigned to the student’s final record. Courses may not be repeated for the purpose of raising an honors category. The student’s official transcript will reflect the appropriate honors category based on the cumulative GPA of all accepted college transfer work and all Cumberland University course work. Honors categories do not apply to graduate students

 


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Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure

Consequences: Further training
Loss of privileges

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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
VP for Academic Affairs

VP for Academic Affairs

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