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Honors

Section: III.  STSV - 209
Approved By: Dr. Pamela J. Transue, 1/28/04
Last Review: June 2011
Last Revision: 1/28/04
Prior Revisions: none
Initial Adoption: unknown

Policy

Quarterly Honors

Students who earn 12 or more TCC graded college-level credits numbered 100 and above (excluding “S” and “U”) in a quarter with a grade point average of 3.33 to 3.65 will be placed on the quarterly Honors List.  (Grades of “N”, “I”, “W”, “WI” and “V” are not considered earned credits.)

Quarterly High Honors

Students who earn 12 or more TCC graded college-level credits numbered 100 and above (excluding “S” and “U”) in a quarter with a grade point average of 3.66 to 4.00 will be placed on the quarterly High Honors List.  (See note above regarding grades.)

Graduation Awards

Upon graduation, TCC students who have achieved outstanding grades will be honored.  Students who graduate with scholastic honors will have the award designated by a seal on their diploma.  The award will be noted on their transcript when official transcripts are requested.  Students are eligible for the following honors or awards.

Graduation with Honors

Students with a graduation grade point average of 3.33 to 3.65 who have completed at least 60 graded college-level credits (numbered 100 and above) at Tacoma Community College and have met award criteria described below will be graduated with “Honors.”

Graduation with High Honors

Students with a graduation grade point average of 3.66 or higher who have completed at least 60 graded college-level credits (numbered 100 and above) at Tacoma Community College and have met award criteria described below will be graduated with “High Honors.”

Awards Criteria (Graduation with Honors and Graduation with High Honors)

Grade point average computations for degrees and awards at graduation are based on all college-level credits (numbered 100 and above) earned at Tacoma Community College as well as credits transferred from other institutions which are used to meet degree requirements.

For commencement, scholastic honors are computed using grades earned through the winter quarter preceding commencement.  Changes in a student’s honor status will be made to the student’s record if the last quarter of college work or if grades earned from transfer credits affect a student’s qualifications.

President’s Medal Awards

The three Associate in Applied Sciences degree candidates and the three Associate in Arts and Sciences degree and Associate of Science candidates who have completed at least 60 graded college-level credits (numbered 100 and above) at Tacoma Community College and who have earned the highest cumulative grade point average above 3.84 will automatically be eligible for consideration for the President’s Medal.  More than one President’s Medal may be awarded in each degree category.

Purpose

To acknowledge students who have achieved outstanding grades.

To Whom Does This Policy Apply

All individuals registered for classes at Tacoma Community College.

References

Tacoma Community College Catalog

Definitions

None

Procedure

None