Graduating with Latin Honors

Approved: Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee, May 12, 2005
Approved: Faculty Senate, October 5, 2005
Approved: Provost's Office, November 7, 2005

Graduating with Latin Honors: Policy for Students First Enrolled Prior to Fall 2006

Undergraduate students with outstanding academic records are recognized at commencement. Three distinctions are made: summa cum laude (Latin for with highest honors) recognizes a cumulative GPA of at least 3.8; magna cum laude (with high honors) indicates a cumulative GPA of at least 3.6; and cum laude (with honors) indicates a final cumulative GPA of at least 3.4.

Academic honors are based on meeting the minimum honors GPA requirement for work attempted at Wright State University, as well as for all transfer college work attempted, as of the end of the term in which the student graduates; (that is, by the day on which term grades are due). In calculating cumulative GPAs for the purpose of graduating with honors, only the first grade earned for a course will be counted. This recalculation of the GPA may result in the loss of honors status at graduation. To be eligible for academic honors at graduation, students must have earned at least 30 semester hours at Wright State University.

Contact the Registrar's Office for further information.

Graduating With Latin Honors: Policy for Students First Enrolled Beginning Fall 2006

Undergraduate students with outstanding academic records are recognized at commencement. Three distinctions are made: summa cum laude (Latin for with highest honors) recognizes a cumulative GPA of at least 3.9; magna cum laude (with high honors) indicates a cumulative GPA of at least 3.7; and cum laude (with honors) indicates a final cumulative GPA of at least 3.5.

Academic honors are based on meeting the minimum honors GPA requirement for work attempted at Wright State University, as well as for all transfer college work attempted, as of the end of the term in which the student graduates; (that is, by the day on which term grades are due). In calculating cumulative GPAs for the purpose of graduating with honors, only the first grade earned for a course will be counted. This recalculation of the GPA may result in the loss of honors status at graduation. To be eligible for academic honors at graduation, students must have earned at least 30 semester hours at Wright State University.

Students who hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, including Wright State, and who earn a second baccalaureate degree at Wright State per the academic policy requirements for second degrees, are eligible for academic honors. Academic honors are based on all course work at Wright State University attempted for the second degree following and excluding the first degree course work. Only the first grade earned for a course in the second degree course work will be counted.

Contact the Registrar's Office for further information.