Recognition of Academic Excellence

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  1. Graduation honors recognize outstanding academic achievement throughout a student’s academic career at the Community College of Aurora. The honors are awarded to students who complete the requirements for an associate degree and who earn a 3.5 or better grade point average in that program. Honors are designated as follows:
    • Summa Cum Laude - with highest honor - 4.00 cumulative GPA
    • Magna Cum Laude - with great honor - 3.75 to 3.99 cumulative GPA
    • Cum Laude - with honor - 3.50 to 3.749 cumulative GPA
  2. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa -cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above, with a minimum of 12 semester hours in residency at CCA.
  3. Honor designations are noted on transcripts each term to students who complete a minimum of 12 semester GPA producing credits at CCA with a 3.5 or better GPA for the term. Term honors are designated as follows:
    • President’s List - GPA of 4.0
    • Vice President’s List - GPA of 3.75-3.99
    • Dean’s List - GPA of 3.5-3.749



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