commencement 2017: Honors and Recognition
Academic honors are determined through the Fall 2016 cumulative grade point average.
Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 graduates are eligible for Commencement Honors. Academic Honors for Spring 2017 graduates will be represented on student transcripts as well as on degrees once final grades are posted.
Los Angeles Southwest College is governed by the National Honors Society to issue Academic Honors at the Commencement ceremony in the following manner:
3.30 to 3.59 grade point average: Cum Laude
3.60 to 3.79 GPA: Magna Cum Laude
3.80 to 4.00 GPA: Summa Cum Laude
Honor Society Students:
Members of the Phi Theta Kappa Academic Honor Society (Beta Pi Omega Chapter) may purchase gold cords and tassels at http://store.ptk.org to wear during Commencement.
To inquire about membership to the Phi Theta Kappa Academic Honor Society, contact Professor Jeffrey Bohn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership must be completed by May 1, 2017.
Valedictorian and Salutatorian
The valedictorian is the graduate with the highest grade point average in this class.
The salutatorian has the second-highest grade point average.
Final grades through the Fall 2016 term are used to determine the grade point average.