To qualify for Latin honors, you need to have at least a 3.5 grade point average for your last 60 graded hours taken on the MU campus. The School computes the grades to three decimal points and does not round up.
- Summa Cum Laude: 3.9 and above.
- Magna Cum Laude: 3.7-3.899
- Cum Laude: 3.5-3.699
How Latin honors eligibility is determined: Journalism advisers will initially calculate grade point averages for the last 60 hours minus the final semester hours. If you think you may qualify, please indicate this on your application for graduation.
Students with a 3.5 or better will be recognized in the commencement bulletin and will be invited to participate in the MU Honors Ceremony. May and August graduates will be invited to participate in the Honors Convocation and December graduates are invited to participate in the Honors Reception. Because final semester grades are not available until after the graduation ceremony, not all students who graduate with honors will be recognized on graduation day. And, not all students recognized on graduation day will receive honors when final semester grades are posted and the final official Latin Honors is computed.
Latin Honor Designation on Transcript: After final semester grades are available, Latin honors eligibility is re-calculated to include the final semester. Students who attain the required grade point averages will have the honors designation printed on their diplomas and transcripts.