Office of the University Registrar

Graduation with Honors

Honors announced at the commencement ceremony are determined on the Grade Point Average as of the end of the term prior to the graduation term. Official honors are determined after ALL final grades have been reported on the academic record. All graded courses, including repeated and reassessed courses, are included in both determinations. The official honors designation will be posted to the diploma and academic transcript.

The grade point average will be rounded to the nearest hundredth for the purposes of determining graduation with honors.

(1) Effective Fall 2013, for a student who is being awarded a baccalaureate degree and who has completed 60 or more credits at The University of Akron, the degree

will be designated if the overall grade-point average is
Cum Laude between 3.40 and 3.59
Magna Cum Laude between 3.60 and 3.79
Summa Cum Laude 3.8 or higher

(2) Effective Fall 2013, for a student who is being awarded an associate degree and who has completed 30 or more credits at The University of Akron, the degree

will be designated if the overall grade-point average is
With Distinction between 3.40 and 3.59
With High Distinction between 3.60 and 3.79
With Highest Distinction 3.8 or higher


Simmons Hall 120
Akron, OH 44325-6208
(330) 972-8300
Commencement@uakron.edu

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Summer
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