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Graduation, Honors & Awards

GUIDELINES IN THE SELECTION OF HONOR STUDENTS

  1. Students who are candidates for graduation with honors must have completed 100% of the total units required for graduation; and must have been in continuous full-time residence.
  2. No student who has a lower than 2.0 in any subject can graduate with honors. For Engineering, the lowest grade for a student qualified for honors is 2.5.
  3. To qualify in the ranking of honors, a student must have at least a general weighted average in all subjects of 1.75, with no grade below 2.0 in all subjects except NSTP.
  4. The student must have conducted himself in conformity with the standards, rules, regulations and policies of the school.
  5. The selection of honor students shall be deliberated upon by a committee composed of advisers of the graduating students, Department Dean and Registrar.
  6. Students from the degree program shall be graduated with honors as follows:
    SUMMA CUM LAUDE 1.0 to 1.25 (GWA) with no grade below 1.5
    MAGNA CUM LAUDE 1.26 to 1.50 (GWA) with no grade below 1.75
    CUM LAUDE 1.51 to 1.75 (GWA) with no grade below 2.0

    A Student from Non Degree program shall be graduated with honors as follows:

    With Highest Honors 1.0 to 1.25 (GWA) with no grade below 1.5
    With High Honors 1.26 to 1.50 (GWA) with no grade below 1.75
    With Honors 1.51 to 1.75 (GWA) with no grade below 2.0
  7. No graduating student who gas a grade lower than 1.5 in any subject can graduate with honors. He/she shall be graduated with honors as follows
    SUMMA CUM LAUDE 1.0 to 1.19 (GWA)
    MAGNA CUM LAUDE 1.20 to 1.29 (GWA)
    CUM LAUDE 1.30 to1.40 (GWA)

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

To be eligible for graduation, the candidates must satisfy the following requirements:

Graduate School

In graduate courses, the requirement for graduation shall either be a general grade of “1.9” or better in all formal courses except thesis. If the student fails to obtain grades which carry graduate credits as required by the particular graduate school, the College System rules on scholastic delinquency shall be applied.

Tertiary
  1. Fulfilled all the curricular requirements, as prescribed by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
  2. Paid all required fees including graduation which are as follows:
    1. Must be a fully registered student in the school where the degree will be conferred.
    2. Have a minimum residence of:
      1. 1 year for non-degree courses except OJT and OIP
      2. 2 years for degree courses
  3. If transferees from a private college, must complete at least 50% of the total number of the required units in the college expected to graduate.

 

Secondary
  1. The designation of Valedictorian, Salutatorian and Honorable Mention shall apply to graduating honor students in all secondary schools.
  2. There shall be one valedictorian and one salutatorian for each graduating class.
  3. The numbers of students to be declared honorable mention in a secondary school shall be ten percent of the total number of graduating students.
  4. Any member of the graduating class is eligible to be a candidate for honor if he possesses the following qualifications:
    1. He /She must have no grade lower than 85% in any subject during his third and fourth years in any grading period as recorded in the student’s Forms 137-A and 138-A.
    2. He must have completed the curriculum within the prescribed lengths of years.
    3. He must have done the entire work of the third and fourth years in the secondary school where he is graduating.
    4. He must have conducted himself in conformity with the standards, regulations and policies set by the school.
  5. The following criteria and the corresponding relative weights shall be used in determining the valedictorian, salutatorian and honorable mention:
    1. Academic Excellence 7 points

      Academic excellence shall be based on the general weighted average of the grades of the graduating students in the last two years (Third and Fourth Years) of schooling.

    2. Performance in co-curricular activities 3 points

      Performance shall cover the achievement of the candidate for the last two years, including active participation in authorized student organizations or clubs, literary/musical activities (school, provincial, city, regional, national and international levels), awards in recognition of the actualization of what the students learned from school travels in relation to school work, civic activities, membership in the barangay, researches, and other outstanding awards in athletics, school paper, school band, and such traits as integrity, courtesy, promptness, industry, helpfulness, resourcefulness, emotional stability and self-reliance. The rating shall be based on combined assessment of all teachers concerned. (From Third to Fourth Years).

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