Graduation with Academic Distinction

Approved by Academic Council 5/6/91; General Faculty 5/14/91; Board of Trustees 6/6/91

Academic achievements of graduating seniors are recognized at commencement. Students achieving high grade point averages are recognized with the following distinctions: Summa Cum Laude -- grade point average of at least 3.8; Magna Cum Laude -- grade point average of at least 3.6; Cum Laude -- grade point average of at least 3.4.

Academic honors are based on meeting the minimum honors grade point average requirement for work attempted at Wright State University and for all college work attempted as of the end of the term in which a student graduates -- that is, by the day on which term grades are due. In the calculation of cumulative grade point averages for honors, only the first grade earned for a course will be counted. To be eligible for academic honors at graduation, students must have earned at least 30 graded semester credit hours at Wright State University.

The responsibility for computing honors will rest in the registrar's office. Furnishing the registrar with complete copies of all previous transcripts (presently housed in the various dean's offices) shall be the responsibility of the transfer student.