Honors and Awards

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must maintain a “B” average and must have carried a credit load of at least 12 semester hours. Academic achievement may be recognized by election to membership into Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society and/or one of the discipline honor societies during the junior or senior year.

Honors are based upon all academic work attempted including all courses attempted at other institutions. At least 60 hours of credits for Bachelor and 30 hours of credits for Associate used to determine honors must be earned at Albany State University. To determine eligibility for recognition of graduation with honors at the ceremony, the student’s grade point average at the end of the term prior to the graduation ceremony will be used.  Once all final grades are recorded and all degree requirements are complete, official honors will be included on transcripts. The Honors categories are listed below. The notation of honors is made on the commencement program, the student’s permanent record and transcripts as follows:

Baccalaureate Degree

Award Required GPA
Summa Cum Laude 3.90 – 4.00
Magna Cum Laude 3.75 – 3.89
Cum Laude 3.50 – 3.74

The Repeat Policy cannot be used in determining honors.

For exclusion information regarding Graduation with Honors’ requirements, please contact the Office of Academic Services and Registrar.