Cum Laude

3.50 to 3.79

Magna Cum Laude

3.80 to 3.99

Summa Cum Laude     

4.00

A transfer student who is earning an associate's degree must complete a minimum of 15 resident credits with academic letter grades to be eligible to graduate with honors. A transfer student who is earning a baccalaureate degree must complete a minimum of 30 resident credits with academic letter grades to be eligible to graduate with honors. All transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher in all college work attempted both at UAA and at all other institutions attended and for all courses used to fulfill the degree program in order to graduate with honors. 

At UAA, graduation with honors represents a student's entire academic history. All grades and credits earned will be included in determining eligibility to graduate with honors (Ds, Fs, retaken courses, courses lost in academic bankruptcy, etc.). In addition, a student transferring coursework and grades from an international institution must have a minimum of 70% of their coursework submitted with letter grades to be eligible to graduate with honors. 

Associate and baccalaureate degree-seeking students who graduate with university honors in summer, fall or spring will be recognized in the annual commencement program and offered a gold honor cord to wear at the May commencement ceremony. Final grades will be verified prior to noting graduation honors on the diploma or the official transcript. 

Please note: The GPA on your transcript is not your final GPA for honors.