Regalia (Cap, Gown, Tassel):
Announcements and Class Rings:
Announcement: Class rings may be purchased at any time through Balfour, visit www.balfour.com or call 877-225-3687
Graduation with Honors:
Graduation with Honors is based on a student's cumulative and USC GPAs. The cumulative GPA does include transfer work completed at other institutions. To receive honors at the time of graduation, both the cumulative and USC GPAs must be above a 3.50. To graduate with such honors, a student must have earned at least 30 credit hours applicable toward the degree in residence at the University. Courses taken at other institutions, by correspondence, by examination, or by exemption are not considered in residence.
Summa Cum Laude: a cumulative GPA of 3.95-4.00
Magna Cum Laude: a cumulative GPA of 3.75-3.949
Cum Laude: a cumulative GPA of 3.50-3.749
Honors Cords: Degree candidates who are eligible for the distinction of graduating with "cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude" honors, are entitled to wear gold honor cords as part of their commencement regalia.
The Registrar's Office verifies the honors a student has received and provides the bookstore with a current list of candidates eligible to wear honor cords in the commencement ceremony. Any questions regarding a candidate's eligibility for honors should be addressed to the Registrar's Office at 843-208-8050.
Shark's Cove Bookstore distributes the honor cords to the recipients of "cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude" honors. For more information, please contact Julie Lowrance at 843-208-8020, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.facebook.com/SharksCoveBookstore.