“With distinction” is accorded those MSJC graduates whose degree applicable cumulative grade-point average is 3.5 or higher in all college work attempted. These graduates wear a gold tassel during commencement.
The names of the candidates for graduation and their GPA group designation will be published in the commencement program.
President’s Honors List
The Vice President of Student Services recognizes each semester’s outstanding scholars by publishing a list of those who carried twelve (12) or more units of work the previous semester and whose grade-point average is 3.5 or better in all courses attempted. The Superintendent/President then commends each scholar in a written letter and provides a list to the Board of Trustees at a regularly scheduled meeting. Graduates may be on this list independently of qualifying for “with distinction.”