Honors (all undergraduate programs)

In order to have honors at Commencement, students must complete 36 units at Vanguard by the end of the Fall Semester. Students who have completed 36 units and a GPA of 3.9 or above as of the Fall Semester will be given gold cords to wear at Commencement. As long as the student completes 45 units at Vanguard when their degree is posted, they are eligible to receive honors on their transcript and diploma.

Cum Laude 3.5 GPA*
Magna Cum Laude 3.7 GPA*
Summa Cum Laude 3.9 GPA*

*GPA only includes Vanguard units; off campus units do not affect GPA.



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