Graduation Honors

Graduation honors recognize outstanding academic achievement throughout a student’s academic career. The honors are awarded to students who complete the requirements for an associate degree and earn a 3.5 or better cumulative grade point average based on the end of the Fall term. Only college level courses completed will be included in the GPA calculation. A minimum number of 45 credits taken at PPCC is required to be eligible for graduation honors. The three levels of recognition are defined as follows and will be posted on the student’s transcript.


Cumulative GPA

Cum Laude (with honor)

3.50 to 3.749

Magna Cum Laude (with great honor)

3.75 to 3.99

Summa Cum Laude (with highest honor)