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226 Graduation Latin Honors

Authority: Approved by the Board of Trustees
Last updated on: December 09, 2022
Last reviewed on: December 09, 2022

226.1 General Policy

Indiana State University honors baccalaureate graduates who have high academic achievement by conferring the Latin designations of Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude

Latin Honor Indiana State University cumulative grade point average
Cum Laude 3.50-3.69
Magna Cum Laude 3.70-3.89
Summa Cum Laude 3.90 or higher


Latin honor eligibility for commencement ceremonies. The Latin designation for the commencement ceremony will be reflective of the candidate’s academic record and will be reviewed at the established commencement deadline. The candidate for graduation must:

  • Have a current graduation application on file in the Office of the Registrar by the established commencement deadline.
  • Complete a minimum of 55 hours of Indiana State University resident credit (excludes course transfer credit, advanced or prior learning credit, placement exams, and military credit).
  • Earn a minimum ISU cumulative grade point average of 3.5.
  • Indiana State University courses approved for academic renewal will be included in the honor grade point average calculation.

Latin honors eligibility for placement on the official record. The Latin designation placed on the academic transcript and diploma will be reflective of the academic record at that point in time the degree is awarded. The graduate is eligible for a Latin designation if they meet the minimum 55-hour resident credit (see above) and the required cumulative grade point average.

Latin honors may apply to a subsequent baccalaureate degree provided all eligibility requirements are met. All Indiana State University resident credit will be used in the calculation of the Latin designation.


Related Information

Policy Administrator:
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Policy Contact:
Office of the Registrar
Parsons Hall Room 009
Policy History:
Policy 226 Graduation Latin Honor Policy was approved by the Board of Trustees on December 9, 2022