Latin Honors

Graduating seniors are eligible for cum laude designations on diplomas and transcripts if their complete academic records show at least 54 calculable credits at the University and meet the following criteria:

  • cum laude: at least a 3.0 total GPA (grade point average) and a class rank in the 75th percentile or above in the student’s school or college.
  • magna cum laude: at least a 3.4 total GPA (grade point average) and a class rank in the 85th percentile or above in the student’s school or college.
  • summa cum laude: at least a 3.7 total GPA (grade point average) and a class rank in the 95th percentile or above in the student’s school or college.

General graduation honors for students meeting requirements at the conclusion of the summer sessions or the fall semester will be based on the grade point average cut-off points used for the previous spring semester to establish class rank in each school or college.

Please note that the graduation honor designations depend on the GPA of each school or college and that the cut-off points are determined on a yearly basis. The minimum GPA cut-offs listed above are not necessarily the actual cut-off points for any given college or school in any given year.

May 2021

School Summa Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude
Business 3.953 3.870 3.800
CAHNR 3.929 3.819 3.713
CLAS 3.951 3.845 3.728
Continuing Studies 4.000 3.722 3.570
Education 3.968 3.911 3.868
Engineering 3.969 3.870 3.776
Fine Arts 3.956 3.870 3.780
Nursing 3.985 3.944 3.884
Pharmacy 3.924 3.793 3.662
Ratcliffe Hicks 3.700 3.515 3.430
Social Work 3.700 3.846 3.797

Cutoff values for previous terms (Excel spreadsheet)

For additional information regarding graduation honors, please consult the Undergraduate Catalog.