Graduation (Latin) Honors

In recognition of distinguished academic achievement and high standards of academic integrity, the University of Pennsylvania awards graduation honors to undergraduate students based on the cumulative g.p.a. on their transcripts at the time of graduation:

  • summa cum laude: 3.8 or higher
  • magna cum laude: 3.6 or higher, but less than 3.8
  • cum laude: 3.4 or higher, but less than 3.6

A student who has received a sanction of probation or greater for a violation of the Code of Academic Integrity, the Code of Student Conduct, or the Sexual Violence, Relationship Violence, and Stalking Policy is not eligible for Graduation Honors.* Notation of Graduation Honors will be removed from the transcript if the finding occurs after this honor has been posted.

*The level of sanction rendering a student ineligible was revised effective April 26, 2016. Sanctions imposed prior to that date are evaluated based on the policy in effect at that time. Please refer to the Class of 2019 Policies and Procedures for the previous policy.