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Academic Honors in Arts & Sciences

2013 Undergraduate Commencement

2013 Undergraduate Commencement. Photo by Ben Siegel

Graduation with Honor

The GPA requirements for graduation with honor are:

  • cum laude (with honor), 3.5 to 3.749
  • magna cum laude (with high honor) 3.75 to 3.899
  • summa cum laude (with highest honor), 3.9 to 4.0.

The Latin honors notation will appear on the diploma and in the commencement program. Note: The commencement program honor notation for spring semester graduates is calculated based on a student's most recent accumulative GPA prior to spring semester. After spring grades are calculated, the final honor is calculated and will appear on the transcript and diploma.

To be eligible for graduation with honor, a student must complete a minimum of 30 hours of coursework with letter grades that affect his or her GPA in residence at Ohio University. Successful completion of a special honors program of study is noted in the commencement program and on the diploma. Graduation with honor does not apply to associate's or graduate degrees.

Dean's List

The Dean's List, compiled at the end of each semester, includes the names of all students whose GPA for the semester is at least 3.5 for a minimum of 15 semester hours of credit earned, including at least 12 hours attempted for letter grades that are used to calculate your GPA.

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