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Student Awards & Honors

Golf Academy of America rewards high-achieving students, both in the classroom and on the golf course, with various honors:

Player's Credential Ribbon

For students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 in select classes AND pass the PGA, LPGA or GAA Playing Ability Test (PAT). The GAA PAT test is held once each semester.

Qualifying students will receive the award upon graduation. The Player's Credential will serve to verify that the graduate has achieved a level of playing competency equal to the demands of the PGA Playing Ability Test for Teaching Professionals.

Graduation With Honors

For students who have cleared any "incomplete" marks and are not on probation at the time of graduation AND who graduate with a GPA of 3.67 or higher.

President's Award

This is the most prestigious at-graduation award a Golf Academy of America student can receive. There is one recipient of the President's Award from each graduating class. To qualify, a student must:

  • Be an Honors graduate
  • Successfully pass the PGA, LPGA or Golf Academy of America Playing Ability Test
  • Receive three letters of recommendation from PGA or LPGA Professionals
  • Achieve a 90% or greater attendance rating for all four semesters
  • Earn a minimum of two achievement certificates