Graduation Honors


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Graduation Honors

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 credits will be used in the calculation of the Latin designation.