Jun 24, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 [Spring Update] 
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 [Spring Update] [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Policies Unique to Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Graduation Honors

The College at Southeastern recognizes distinguished academic achievement by awarding degrees cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude. All candidates for a baccalaureate degree with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) in the ranges below will graduate with the corresponding honors:

  • Summa Cum Laude - Cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.9
  • Magna Cum Laude - Cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.7 but less than 3.9
  • Cum Laude - Cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.5 but less than 3.7

The grade point average for honors consideration for a baccalaureate is based on baccalaureate-level college work attempted through the final semester at The College at Southeastern. The grade point average through the penultimate semester will be used for notations in the commencement program, transcript, and diploma. Students who qualify for honors after grades have been submitted for their final semester (i.e., post-commencement) may request an updated diploma and transcript from the Registrar’s Office. 

To qualify for graduation honors, students must complete at least 48 credit hours from The College at Southeastern. Transfer students who do not complete 48 hours will not be eligible for this distinguished academic achievement.

NOTE: The College at Southeastern began recognizing graduation honors starting with the Spring 2018 commencement.

Undergraduate Academic Advisement

Each College student is assigned an adviser to help with course scheduling, career planning, and personal concerns. College faculty members are assigned as academic advisers by the Registrar and cannot be changed except in rare circumstances and when approved by the Dean of the College. Freshman and Sophomore students are required to meet with their academic advisor each semester and must obtain approval from their advisor on all items submitted to the Registrar (including semester registration, add/drop requests, degree change requests, etc.). Junior and Senior students are encouraged to meet with their advisers when making academic decisions but are not required to do so. While academic advisors provide guidance and should be aware of all current academic policies, each student is responsible to be aware of and abide by current policies, procedures, and deadlines, and is responsible for his/her academic decisions.

Master’s Program Interaction

College students who have completed 114 hours or more toward the B.A. graduation requirements can be considered for conditional admission into the Seminary (Graduate Credit-Only status). This allows students to begin some Seminary work (up to 30 credit hours) as they concurrently complete their remaining B.A. requirements. Upon completion of their B.A., students must reapply through the Admissions Office in order to be fully admitted into a master’s degree. Master’s courses generally are not transferable into the degree requirements of the College programs.

Information on the Southeastern Collegiate Partnership  is included below.