College of LAS « Illinois

AAP Honors Program

The Access and Achievement Program strives to recognize our students' dedication to their personal and educational development. As a result, each term we take time to send AAP e-certificates to honor student accomplishments and applaud commitment to scholarship. In doing so, we are confident that our students will continue their record of academic excellence and endlessly make a valuable contribution to the Illinois' tradition of labor and Learning.

Categories of recognition

Highest Distinction

This award recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of AAP students who earn 12 or more hours within a single term and within that same term have also earned a 3.5 or higher term grade point average.

First Year Distinction

This award recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of AAP first-year students who earn 24 or more hours within the year and within the year have also earned a 3.0 or higher term grade point average for both terms of the first year.

Award of Excellence

This award recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of any AAP student who earns a 3.0 term grade point average within any fall or spring term of enrollment.

Graduation Recognition

In response to an increasing number of request from program participants to receive AAP recognition at graduation, AAP has begun awarding a cord to our graduating seniors along with taking a class picture. In providing this type of recognition, our goal is to honor their leadership and scholastic achievements as well as to signal our sustained partnership as they move from students to alumni. AAP seniors, who are on the official college's pending degree list, can pick up their cord during finals of each term in the AAP Office in 2025 Lincoln Hall.

National Society of Leadership and Success

The Access and Achievement Program is a part of the National Society of Leadership and Success. Please visit the society's website for more information.

Graduating with College Honors