Scholastic Honors

Academic Honors

Undergraduate students may qualify for academic-achievement recognition on a semester basis. The university posts these designations on the student’s permanent transcript. The university does not calculate honors categories for summer sessions or mini-terms, and the university does not calculate categories for graduate students. The university will not post the honors designation until the registrar’s office has removed all incomplete grades. The criteria for President’s Honors and University Honors are listed below.

President’s Honors

An undergraduate student must enroll for a minimum of nine hours, excluding “S/U” graded courses, for a fall or spring semester and achieve a 4.00 GPA for the semester.

University Honors

An undergraduate student must enroll for a minimum of nine hours, excluding “S/U” graded courses, for a fall or spring semester and achieve a 3.50 GPA or higher for the semester.

Honors Graduate Recognition

The university will consider students who complete a minimum of 45 hours of their baccalaureate-program course work at A&M-Texarkana for recognition as honor graduates. (Non-traditional credit and credit from advanced-placement exams do not fulfill the 45-hour-resident course-work requirement.) The university will compute the GPA on all course work the student attempted at any school. (Note: Students who declare Academic Fresh Start are not eligible for graduation honors.) The university posts the following honors designations on the student’s permanent academic record (transcript) and diploma. The university recognizes students graduating Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Cum Laude individually at commencement ceremonies.

Summa Cum Laude..........overall GPA of 3.900-4.000

Magna Cum Laude.......... overall GPA of 3.750-3.890

Cum Laude...................... overall GPA of 3.500-3.740