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Latin Honors

Undergraduate students whose cumulative GPAs meet the required threshold will graduate with Latin honors. Honors are earned as follows:

  • Summa cum laude: Students whose grade point average equals or exceeds that of the top 5 percent of the previous three years' graduating seniors.
  • Magna cum laude: Students whose grade point average equals or exceeds that of the next 8 percent of the previous three years’ graduating seniors.
  • Cum laude: Students whose grade point average equals or exceeds that of the next 12 percent of the previous three years' graduating seniors.

Latin honors are noted on the diploma and published in the Commencement program. The thresholds are determined in June for each upcoming academic year.

Latin Honors Thresholds

GPAs are calculated to the third decimal place and are not rounded up.

  • Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022

     

    A&S

    Blair

    Engineering

    Peabody

      summa cum laude

    3.957

    3.959

    3.960

    3.959

      magna cum laude

    3.893

    3.901

    3.893

    3.901

      cum laude

    3.810

    3.821

    3.795

    3.821

  • Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021

     

    A&S

    Blair

    Engineering

    Peabody

      summa cum laude

    3.946

    3.935

    3.945

    3.958

      magna cum laude

    3.871

    3.903

    3.869

    3.906

      cum laude

    3.788

    3.853

    3.765

    3.841

  • Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020

     

    A&S

    Blair

    Engineering

    Peabody

      summa cum laude

    3.940

    3.946

    3.952

    3.946

      magna cum laude

    3.870

    3.883

    3.883

    3.883

      cum laude

    3.791

    3.807

    3.792

    3.807