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Honors and Levels of Distinction

Honors are conferred upon graduating undergraduate students who have displayed a high level of achievement during their university career.

Recipients of honors receive their degrees with one of the following levels of distinction:

  • cum laude (GPA of 3.5–3.64);
  • magna cum laude (GPA of 3.65–3.79); or
  • summa cum laude (GPA of 3.8–4.0).

These honors categories are based on a student’s cumulative average at the end of the semester preceding the graduation semester.

If, at graduation, a student’s grade point average would allow a higher honors category than that determined at the end of the semester preceding the graduation semester, the student will receive a substitute diploma indicating the higher category.

Chancellor’s Honors are conferred upon graduating students who have completed the Chancellor’s Honors Program.

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