Recognition of full-time students who excel in their academic work at SCC includes the following:
- Full-time students who are enrolled in a degree, diploma, or certificate program and who earn a GPA of 3.25 to 3.59 (with no I, D, or F grades) will be listed on the semester Honors list. Students who earn a GPA for the semester of 3.60 or better under the conditions stated above will be listed on the High Honors list.
- Two-year degree students who maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50 on 12 or more credit hours are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor society for junior college students.
- Students having a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above at graduation are awarded special recognition during graduation exercises. Various divisions may also recognize outstanding students during the SGA Awards Day held each year at the end of spring semester.