University of Southern Indiana
Graduation Honors

An undergraduate, baccalaureate degree-seeking student who completes all University requirements for graduation and meets the requirements for graduation honors:

  • with a cumulative grade point average of between 3.6 and 3.8 will be graduated with the honor Cum Laude.
  • with a cumulative grade point average of 3.8 or higher will be graduated Magna Cum Laude.
  • The student(s) with the highest cumulative grade point average will be graduated Summa Cum Laude.

A student receiving graduation honors will have the appropriate notation printed on both the transcript and diploma.


University Requirements for Commencement Honors

Commencement honors (for purposes of printing the commencement program) are determined by using the cumulative grade point average at the end of the semester/term preceding each commencement.

A student who is to receive a baccalaureate degree and meets each of the following requirements is eligible for commencement honors:

  • Have completed (or have a combination of completed and enrolled hours in the final semester) a minimum of 60 credit hours at the University.

  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.6 on all courses attempted at the University.

University Requirements for Graduation Honors

Graduation honors are determined by using the cumulative grade point average of the final term when graduation requirements are completed and therefore may differ from commencement honors.

A student who is to receive a baccalaureate degree and meets each of the following requirements is eligible for graduation honors.

  • Completed a minimum of 60 credit hours at the University.

  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.6 on all courses attempted at the University.

Associate and Master degree candidates are not eligible for honors.


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