Graduation with Honors and Awards

Honors are based on the cumulative grade point average for performance at University of Pikeville.  To be considered for honors at commencement, a minimum of 60 semester hours for the baccalaureate degree and 30 semester hours for the associate degree must have been completed at University of Pikeville.
 
Honors are printed on the student’s official transcript.  Students earning Honors wear a gold cord at commencement at no cost to them.  Honors recognized during the commencement ceremony include final semester’s course work and are therefore official.
 
Honor cords are distributed to only those students participating in the actual ceremony on the day of commencement during line-up.
 
Students who have a scholastic standing of 3.5 or higher are eligible to graduate with honors in the categories listed below:
 

Baccalaureate Degrees

Cum Laude: The degree will be awarded cum laude to candidates  who have a grade point average of 3.50 ‑ 3.69.
Magna Cum Laude: The degree will be awarded magna cum laude to candidates who have a grade point average of 3.70 ‑ 3.84.
Summa Cum Laude: The degree will be awarded summa cum laude to candidates who have a grade point average of 3.85 ‑ 4.00.

Associate Degrees

Honors: The degree will be awarded with honors to candidates who have a grade point average of 3.50 ‑ 3.75
High Honors: The degree will be awarded with high honors to candidates who have a grade point average of 3.76 ‑ 4.00

Graduation Awards

The Dr. W.C. Condit Award, established in 1909, is presented each year to the member of the graduating class who has achieved the highest scholastic standing throughout their entire college career.  The Margaret E. Record Award is presented to the member of the graduating class who has achieved the second highest standing. Each award requires the graduate to have taken at least 96 semester hours toward graduation at University of Pikeville.

 
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