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Academic Honors

Honor Rolls

At the end of fall and spring semesters, grade-point averages for the term will be calculated and an Honor Roll and Honorable Mention Roll compiled and published. Full-time students earning a GPA of 3.55 or higher will be placed on the Honor Roll. Students earning a GPA of 3.25 to 3.54 will be placed on the Honorable Mention Roll.

Students with an Incomplete reported for the term are ineligible for the honor rolls. Grade points earned by examination will not be included in the GPA to determine whether a student is on an honor roll.

Honor Graduates

Students who have consistently achieved a high level of scholarship during their study at McPherson College will be graduated with the following honors:

  • Students earning a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.55 to 3.74 will be graduated cum laude.
  • Students earning a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.75 to 3.89 will be graduated magna cum laude.
  • Students earning a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.90 to 4.0 will be graduated summa cum laude.

Transfer students will be considered for graduation honors based on either 1) their work only at McPherson College; or 2) their combined previous work and academic record at McPherson College. The level of the honor will be determined by the lower of these grade-point averages. The only exception to this shall be for persons who have participated in a study abroad program. These grades shall not be used in the calculation of honors.

Graduation honors for persons with Incompletes and outstanding classes will not be figured until all work is completed.