Graduation with Honors

At graduation, special distinction is given by recommendation of the faculty. Honors are determined on the basis of class standing as follows:

  • Cum Laude - 3.500 - 3.699 GPA
  • Magna Cum Laude - 3.700 - 3.899 GPA
  • Summa Cum Laude - 3.900 - 4.000 GPA

For students on program sheets from 2012-2013 or after, only those who have earned a minimum of 60 credit hours at Spalding University, or half of the required 120, are eligible for honors at graduation. For students on program sheets from earlier than 2012-2013, only those who have earned at least half of their required credit hours are eligible for honors at graduation. (Credits earned by examination are included in the hours earned if taken at Spalding.)

Starting in Fall 2003 (for new students), only the Spalding GPA will be used to determine recognition of honors at graduation.

Graduation with Honors will not be awarded until all coursework is complete and all grades are officially posted on the student's record.

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