|Definition:||This policy covers the criteria used for awarding Latin Honors.|
|Authority:||The president of the university.|
|Scope:||Undergraduate students receiving their first baccalaureate degree.|
|Responsible Division:||Academic Affairs|
|Signature Page/PDF:||View Signatures for Latin Honors Criteria at Graduation Policy|
I. LATIN HONORS
The following grade-point average (GPA) criteria are used to identify undergraduate students eligible for the honors earned with the first baccalaureate degree:
The GPA used to determine graduation with honors is the lower of the institutional (i.e., CSUSM) GPA and the Overall GPA (which includes baccalaureate-level transfer courses) when the degree is awarded. Second baccalaureate degree candidates are not eligible for Honors at Graduation.
Latin honors will be noted on the diploma and transcript.
III. RECOGNITION AT COMMENCEMENT
Students who complete their graduation requirement in the fall semester prior to Commencement will have their GPAs determined before the Commencement program is printed and their designated honors will be identified in the program.
Students who complete their graduation requirement in the spring or summer will not have their final GPAs determined until after Commencement. In order to recognize these students at Commencement, honors will be based on coursework completed before the semester of the commencement ceremony. The final honor is determined when the degree is awarded.