Baccalaureate Honor Designations
Gold cord: Summa Cum Laude (3.9 grade point average or above)
Purple cord: Magna Cum Laude (3.7 grade point average or above)
White cord: Cum Laude (3.5 grade point average or above)
Associate Honor Designations
Highest Honors (3.9 grade point average or above)
High Honors (3.7 grade point average or above)
Honors (3.5 grade point average or above)
Honors Program Statement
Baccalaureate candidates announced as YHC Honors Scholars have earned honors degrees by completing all requirements of the Young Harris College Honors Program. These students wear gold and white cords to signify this academic accomplishment.
Candidates wearing blue and green cords are members of Alpha Chi Honor Society, a national honor society which recognizes the top ten percent of juniors, seniors and graduate students at colleges and universities.
Candidates wearing blue and yellow cords are members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, a national honor society which recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students.