Graduating with Honors

The institution granting the degree determines the Honors Designation for its graduates. Honors for "commencement participation" are determined at the end of the semester prior to graduation. Honors for "transcript entry" are determined at the end of the final semester.

Baccalaureate Degree:
To earn an Honors Designation at graduation the undergraduate student must meet both the following cumulative and institutional grade point averages:

  • Summa Cum Laude - equal to or greater than 3.90
  • Magna Cum Laude - equal to or greater than 3.70 and less than 3.90
  • Cum Laude - equal to or greater than 3.50 and less than 3.70

Depending on Catalog year, the undergraduate student must have completed a minimum of 60/64 credit hours at the institution granting the degree. Courses that are part of a formal collaborative agreement among regental universities are considered to be earned from the institution granting the degree. Also refer to policy 2:29.

Associate Degree:
To earn an Honors Designation at graduation, an associate-level graduate must meet both the following cumulative and institutional grade point averages:

  • With highest honor - equal to or greater than 3.90
  • With high honor - equal to or greater than 3.70 and less than 3.90
  • With honor - equal to or greater than 3.50 and less than 3.70

Depending on Catalog year, an associate-level graduate must have completed a minimum of 30/32 credit hours at the institution granting the degree. Courses that are part of a formal collaborative agreement among regental universities are considered to be earned from the institution granting the degree. (Also refer to BOR Policy 2:29.)

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