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Academic Honors

 
ACADEMIC HONORS AT GRADUATION

Academic honors are awarded to students who do outstanding coursework leading to graduation from Santa Ana College. No association/affiliation with outside honor societies will be posted to the academic transcript or diploma. Students with Academic Renewal Without Course Repetition are not eligible for Academic Honors. Graduation honors are awarded as follows:
 

PRESIDENT'S SCHOLAR

The President's Scholar designation is placed on the transcript and diploma of the graduate who has achieved an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 while completing the Honors Program requirements. In addition, the President's Scholar graduate must have completed at least 30 units of coursework within the Rancho Santiago Community College District of which 15 units or more must be honors courses. All letter grades must be C or better. Rancho Santiago Community College District coursework and all transfer work will be computed in the Honor designated GPA.
 

WITH HIGHEST HONORS

The highest honors designation is placed on the transcript and diploma of the graduate who has achieved an overall grade point average (GPA) of 4.0. The highest honors graduate must have completed at least 30 units of coursework within the Rancho Santiago Community College District colleges of which 18 units or more must be letter grades. All letter grades must be A. Rancho Santiago Community College District coursework and all transfer work will be computed in the Honor designated GPA.
 

WITH HIGH HONORS

The high honors designation is placed on the transcript and diploma of the graduate who has achieved an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.8. The high honors graduate must have completed at least 30 units of coursework within the Rancho Santiago Community College District colleges of which 18 units or more must be letter grades of A, B, or C. Rancho Santiago Community College District coursework and all transfer work will be computed in the Honor designated GPA.
 

WITH HONORS

The honors designation is placed on the transcript and diploma of the graduate who has achieved an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.5. The honors graduate must have completed at least 30 units of coursework within the Rancho Santiago Community College District colleges of which 18 units or more must be letter grades of A, B, or C.  Rancho Santiago Community College District coursework and all transfer work will be computed in the Honor designated GPA.
 

DEPARTMENTAL HONORS

Honors are awarded to students who do outstanding work in their departments. Eligibility is determined by inclusion in the honors categories listed above. Selection is made by departmental faculty with the division dean's approval.
 

COMPLETION OF HONORS TRANSFER PROGRAM

 Completion of Honors Transfer Program designation is placed on the transcript of the graduate who has achieved an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 while completing the Honors Program requirements. In addition, the Completion of Honors Transfer Program graduate must have completed at least 30 units of coursework within the Rancho Santiago Community College District of which 15 units or more must be honors courses.
 

SEMESTER ACADEMIC HONORS

An honors list is issued each semester from the President's Office. Students are eligible by completing twelve or more units with a grade point average of 3.5 or better. Pass/No Pass units are not considered in the twelve-unit requirement. Overall G.P.A. must also be a 3.5 or better.