Columbia College Chicago undergraduates who graduate with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.75 are recognized as having graduated with academic honors. Graduates with a 3.75 – 3.79 GPA graduate cum laude (“with honors”); students with a 3.80 – 3.89 GPA graduate magna cum laude (“with high honors”); and students with a 3.90 – 4.00 GPA graduate summa cum laude (“with highest honors”). These students wear a gold tassel on their mortarboards at Commencement, and their names are listed with an asterisk in the program. If you are graduating with honors, you will receive a gold tassel at the Cap and Gown Gown Distribution event on May 12th & 13th at The Student Center - 754 S. Wabash - 5th floor.
Columbia College Chicago’s Honor’s Program offers an enhanced core curriculum, which provides a solid foundation in Liberal Arts and Sciences. In order to graduate from the Honors Program, you must complete 15 credit hours of Honors courses, which are designated with an “H” in the course catalog. You must also maintain a GPA of 3.5 or greater. Honors Program graduates wear a gold stole with the Columbia Honors Program seal at Commencement.