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Honors Convocation

Honors Convocation

Honors Convocation

Eligibility for graduating with honors

The associate degree is awarded with “high honor” to students with 50% of their total institutional college-level credit hours completed in their academic program at HCC, and who have earned a minimum cumulative quality-point index of at least 3.80. Students who earn a cumulative quality-point index of at least 3.50 and less than 3.80 and with 50% of their total institutional college-level credit hours completed in their academic program at HCC will be awarded the associate degree with “honor."

Honors Convocation Attendees*

The following categories of students will be invited to the convocation ceremony:

  • Phi Theta Kappa (PTK): graduating students who are current members of PTK
  • Competitive Awards: graduating students who were identified by their respective academic divisions
  • High Honors & Honors: graduating students whose cumulative GPA meets the standards (as outlined above), for either honors or high honors by the previous fall semester
     

*Only students within the current graduating class will be invited to the Honors Convocation ceremony. Eligible students must meet HCC’s graduation application deadline to be recognized at this event. Dean’s List students are recognized separately, per our standard process, at the end of each semester.

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