Commencement will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016.
Check in opens at 3:00pm, and closes at 4:15pm. Students who are late checking in may lose their place in the commencement ceremony. Check-in table is located outside the southwest corner of the library.
Medals of Honor for Academic Excellence are awarded each year to those students nominated by the teaching faculty and having a minimum Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) of 3.50 in degree-applicable courses. Breadth, depth, and rigor of course work will be considered. Recipients are adorned with a bronze medal. It is the college’s highest academic honor.
A select group of students achieve a perfect 4.0 G.P.A. during their academic career. Accordingly, they have successfully earned a letter grades no less than an “A” during their entire course of study at MiraCosta College.
Students become members of the President’s Permanent Honor Roll when they are in good standing and have completed a minimum of 60 units of college work, qualified for placement on the President’s List for at least three semesters with a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.50, and received no grade lower than a “C.”
To be eligible for the President’s List, students must complete a minimum of 12 total units within a given semester and earn a G.P.A. of at least 3.5 in the courses taken within a single semester.
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year colleges offering Associate in Arts degree programs. The Society bases all programs on its four hallmarks: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship. Standard membership, conferred by invitation only, is available to students who have completed at least 12 units of degree-applicable work, have a G.P.A. of 3.50 or better, and possess recognizable qualities of citizenship. Enhanced members are individuals actively involved in contributing to the support and growth of the MiraCosta Chapter, Alpha Chi Lambda. All members are eligible to wear the gold stole and tassel; only enhanced members can be adorned with the blue rope worn over the stole.
The Honor Scholar Program (HSP) consists of advance courses specifically designed to develop exceptional talent and ability in highly motivated students. Honors scholars are required to submit a written educational plan and complete a minimum of 15 units in 5 honors courses. To graduate with honors, a student must maintain a minimum G.P.A. of 3.25 in all HSP courses and a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 as well as complete 20 hours of enrichment activity credit. Certified Honors Scholars wear blue and orange stoles during graduation, and Honors Navigators wear orange cords of leadership.