Graduation with Honors
(Undergraduate Students only)
Undergraduate students who complete their degree requirements with exceptionally high scholastic averages will be eligible for baccalaureate degrees with honors. To be graduated with honors, students must have completed at least 30 semester (credit) hours at A&M-SA and achieved a grade point average in accordance with the following scale:
Undergraduate students under a catalog year of 2017 - 2018 will be required to meet the following grade point average scale:
Cum Laude 3.50 to 3.69
Magna Cum Laude 3.70 to 3.89
Summa Cum Laude 3.90 to 4.00
Undergraduate students under catalog years of 2016-2017, 2015 -2016, 2014-2015, 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 will be required to meet the following grade point average scale:
Cum Laude 3.40 to 3.59
Magna Cum Laude 3.60 to 3.79
Summa Cum Laude 3.80 to 4.00
Grade point averages are not rounded up to achieve these figures
For Preliminary Determination of Graduation with Honors
Honors candidates are identified by a preliminary institutional grade point average at the end of the semester immediately preceding the semester in which the student is a candidate.
The grade point average for preliminary honors determination will be calculated only on courses taken at A&M-SA.
Prior to the fall or spring commencement ceremony students will be notified if they are eligible to participate with honors at the commencement ceremony.
**Note- if attending commencement, student is responsible for purchasing the honor cords. This should be done at the same time the cap and gown is purchased.
Participation with honors at commencement does not infer or imply that the student will be awarded honors. Students must achieve an honors eligible GPA once final grades are posted for the semester in which the student is a candidate.
For Final Determination of Graduation with Honors
A final grade point average for determining graduation with honors will be calculated at the end of the graduation term.
Post-baccalaureate students earning a second baccalaureate degree may graduate with honors in accordance with the same criteria used for students earning their first baccalaureate degree.