Students in the University Honors Program are selected on a competitive basis and are required to enroll in a sequence of academically rigorous honors classes. Only students who successfully complete all requirements can graduate from the University Honors Program. University Honors Program graduates will wear a medallion on a green ribbon over their robes at commencement (medallions will be distributed with their Name Announcement Card).
Undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade point average of 3.500 on all Arkansas Tech coursework, not including courses taken elsewhere, will receive honors accordingly:
Summa Cum Laude - 3.900 - 4.000
Magna Cum Laude - 3.700 - 3.899
Cum Laude - 3.500 - 3.699
Graduation Honorees will wear a gold cord over their robes at commencement (cords will be distributed with their Name Announcement Card), and honors will be indicated on the diploma and academic transcript.
Because of the print deadline for the commencement program, honors listed in the program are based on the cumulative grade point average of Arkansas Tech coursework from your preceding semesters, not to include your final semester.