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Academic Honors

Graduating with Academic Honors


Recognition of academic honors at May commencement ceremonies is for undergraduate student only. Graduate students and additional bachelors students are not eligible for honors. Recognition is based on coursework completed before the semester of the ceremonies, the fall semester. Grades recorded through the prior fall semester will be calculated for the overall GPA and the institutional GPA. The lower of these two GPA's will be used to determine academic honor recognition in the commencement printed program and the name cards.

Academic Honors are:

  • Cum laude - at least 3.5, but less than 3.7
  • Magna cum laude - at least 3.7, but less than 3.9
  • Summa cum laude - at least 3.9

Students participating in the commencement ceremonies, who qualify for academic honors recognition, will be contacted in early May regarding when and where to pick up their honor cord. If you are unable to pick up your cord, you will receive a gold honor cord as you check in on the day of commencement, not before and not after. These cords are free for all eligible students.

Remember: Honors designation is not official until all final grades are in and conferred by the Registrar.