Commencement Information

A student may participate in Commencement exercises if: s/he expects to complete outstanding program course work of not more than one course (up to four credits), is achieving a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.00, or 3.00 for Master’s degree candidates,  based on previous semester grades, and is meeting all other requirements. The degree will be mailed to the student following completion of all requirements.


Academic Distinction

Honors designations for recognition at Commencement are determined using the CGPA earned at the end of the semester prior to the last semester of enrollment before graduation. CGPA requirements for honors are not rounded.

Bachelor Candidates

(typically the seventh semester of full-time enrollment):
Cum Laude: CGPA Range 3.50-3.69
Magna Cum Laude: CGPA Range 3.70-3.89
Summa Cum Laude: CGPA Range 3.90-4.00

Associate Candidates

(typically the third semester of full-time enrollment):
Honors: CGPA range 3.50 – 3.69
High Honors: CGPA range 3.70 – 3.89
Highest Honors: CGPA Range 3.90 – 4.00