GPA for Graduating with Honors
To be eligible to graduate with honors, associate and baccalaureate degree-seeking students must first earn a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher in all college work attempted at UAA.
A transfer student who is earning an associate's degree must complete a minimum of 15 resident credits with academic letter grades to be eligible to graduate with honors. A transfer student who is earning a baccalaureate degree must complete a minimum of 30 resident credits with academic letter grades to be eligible to graduate with honors. All transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher in all college work attempted both at UAA and at all other institutions attended and for all courses used to fulfill the degree program in order to graduate with honors.
At UAA, graduation with honors represents a student's entire academic history. All grades and credits earned will be included in determining eligibility to graduate with honors (Ds, Fs, retaken courses, courses lost in academic bankruptcy, etc.). In addition, a student transferring coursework and grades from an international institution must have a minimum of 70% of their coursework submitted with letter grades to be eligible to graduate with honors.
Students who complete certificate or degree requirements in the summer and fall semesters will be invited to participate in fall commencement ceremony in December. Students who complete certificate or degree requirements in the spring semester will be invited to participate in spring commencement ceremony in May. Students will only be eligible to wear honor cords and be recognized in the commencement program as receiving university honors if their overall GPA at the end of the preceding semester is 3.5 or above. If students earn university honors after their final grades are submitted, they will have honors displayed on their diploma and academic transcript and may request an honor cord with their diploma.
Please note: The GPA on your transcript is not your final GPA for honors.