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Academic Honors

The President's List

The President's List is compiled at the end of each term. To qualify for this honor, a student must have taken a minimum of 12 credit hours in degree/certificate creditable courses with a 4.00 GPA. This achievement is noted on the student's transcripts.

The Dean's List

The Dean's List is compiled at the end of each term. To qualify for this honor, a student must have taken a minimum of 12 credit hours in degree/certificate creditable courses with a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.99 during the term. This honor is noted on the student's transcripts.

Academic Achievement

Students who have taken a minimum of twelve credit hours in degree/certificate creditable courses and achieved a grade point average of 3.0 to 3.49 will be recognized for academic achievement. This designation will appear on transcripts.

NOTE: Developmental courses are not considered to be degree/certificate credible courses.

Annually, the College recognizes students for outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and service. Students are nominated by College faculty and staff, selected for recognition by the Honors Committee, and recognized at the annual Student Honors ceremony.

Phi Theta Kappa

PTK is a premier honor society in American junior and community colleges. Students who are inducted into the organization each year are honored for academic excellence and recognized for their demonstration of model citizenship.

Bevill Scholar Award

The Bevill Scholar Award is awarded to recognize superior students who excel in their academic disciplines. Students nominated for this honor must have attained academic excellence and must have completed a minimum of 24 semester hours.

The National Technical Honor Society

The National Vocational-Technical Honor Society has been established to recognize outstanding academic achievement among students enrolled in industrial education programs. Students selected for induction into this honor society must demonstrate both academic promise and leadership abilities applicable to their career goals.

Carl A. Elliott, Sr. Student Award

The Carl A. Elliott Sr. Outstanding Student Award is an annual recognition of the Most Outstanding Student from among the Fayette, Hamilton, Jasper, and Sumiton campuses. This award is presented in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, service to the community and concern for the welfare of others.

National Society of Leadership and Success

The Society is the nation’s largest leadership honor society. Students are selected for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction. In addition to honorable distinction, the Society provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills.

Graduation Honors for Degrees

Superior academic achievement by graduating students shall be recognized by the following
designations on transcripts:

  • Graduation with Honors (or Cum Laude) - 3.50 to 3.69 GPA
  • Graduation with High Honors (or Magna Cum Laude) - 3.70 to 3.89 GPA
  • Graduation with Highest Honors (or Summa Cum Laude - 3.90 to 4.00 GPA

Graduation Honors for Certificates

  • Graduation with Distinction - 3.50 to 4.00 GPA