2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog

2008-2009 Catalog

Academic Distinctions

The A.B. degree may be conferred cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude.

Cum laude
All students with cumulative grade point averages of 3.40 or higher, calculated as described above, are eligible to receive the degree cum laude.

Magna cum laude
To determine eligibility for magna cum laude, grade point averages are recalculated to include grades covered by CR, NC and NNG. All students with recalculated grade point averages of 3.60 or higher are eligible to receive the degree magna cum laude.

Summa cum laude
To determine eligibility for summa cum laude, grade point averages are recalculated to include grades covered by CR, NC and NNG. The 10 students with the highest recalculated grade point averages in the class receive the degree summa cum laude, provided their recalculated grade point averages equal or exceed 3.80.

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Updated August 25, 2008 by Tracy Kellmer