Academic Honor List

Students who enroll and complete 12 or more credits and earn a 3.25 grade point average (GPA) with no grade lower than a "C" will be placed on the Academic Honor List. The student's academic record at Cuesta College will be annotated to reflect this achievement. The achievement is posted under the qualifying semester on the student's academic transcript.

Students in the Registered Nursing Program may make the Academic Honor List using the criteria listed above; however, due to the number of contact hours in this program, an R.N. student will be considered when enrolled in 11 or more credits.

Graduating with Honors

Students who meet the requirements for graduation with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 to 3.74 qualify for honors recognition.

The graduation GPA is based on all degree applicable coursework completed at all postsecondary institutions through the term degree requirements are completed. This acknowledgement is posted on the student's diploma and on the academic transcript. Students receiving honors are recognized at Commencement with a green cord.

Graduating with High Honors

Students who meet the requirements for graduation with a GPA of 3.75 to 4.0 qualify for high honors recognition. The graduation GPA is based on all degree applicable coursework completed at all postsecondary institutions through the term degree requirements are completed. This acknowledgement is posted on the student's diploma and on the academic transcript. Students receiving honors are recognized at Commencement with a white cord.

Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS) Honor Society

Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS) is a state-wide community college student honor society with the purpose of fostering, promoting, maintaining, and recognizing scholarship. In addition, AGS members develop character and civic responsibility through service to AGS, the college, and the community. The Gamma chapter at Cuesta College provides its membership scholarship opportunities, social activities, and leadership- building skills. Membership is based on grade point average. More information may be obtained from the Student Life and Leadership Office. Recognition of AGS membership is posted on Cuesta transcripts. Students with AGS
membership are recognized at commencement with a gold cord.