Graduation Honors


    Undergraduate students with a minimum overall grade average of 3.40 are graduated Cum Laude; a
    3.60 Magna Cum Laude; and a 3.80 Summa Cum Laude.

    Cum Laude - 3.4 - 3.594   (3.395 rounds) - Unadjusted Institution GPA
    Magna Cum Laude - 3.6 - 3.794   (3.595 rounds) - Unadjusted Institution GPA
    Summa Cum Laude - 3.8 - on up   (3.795 rounds) - Unadjusted Institution GPA

  • The grade average for graduation honors must be achieved on Auburn University course work.

  • At least 60 hours in residence at Auburn University are required for graduation honors.
  • All grades from Auburn University, including those excluded by the grade adjustment/course repeat policy, are used for determining academic honors.  (Honor calculations are based on the unadjusted GPA.)
  • Grades of S or U and non-credit courses are not used in the calculations.
  • Students earning a second baccalaureate degree must earn the minimum overall grade average required for honor distinction on the additional hours completed for the second degree.  Those additional hours must total at least 60 credit hours.


    The official honor designation is placed on the student's diploma and transcript.

    Auburn University will issue one gold honor cord per degree to any undergraduate who has met the honor requirements stated above.

    Honor designations of the graduates listed in the commencement program (booklet) are for the purposes of the program and do not represent a final certification of honors.  At the time of printing, the highest potential honor that a student could earn is printed in the program.


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