Recognition of Honors

Honors announced at the commencement ceremony are based on the grade point average as of one week prior to commencement. Official honors are determined after ALL final grades have been recorded 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, a bronze honors medallion will be awarded and Latin designation will be applied if one of the grade point average criteria has been met:

will be designated if the overall grade point average is
Summa Cum Laude 3.80 or higher
Magna Cum Laude between 3.60 and 3.79
Cum Laude between 3.40 and 3.59

(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 Akrona blue and gold honors cord will be awarded and the appropriate level of distinction will be applied if one of the grade point average criteria has been met:

will be designated if the overall grade point average is
With Highest Distinction 3.80 or higher
With High Distinction between 3.60 and 3.79
High Distinction between 3.40 and 3.59

(3) Cords, medallions, stolls, etc representing any other organization (i.e. Greek life, Honors College, Military Services) will be provided by the associated office or organization. Please contact the respective office or organization directly for details.