Jun 27, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
2019-2020 General Catalog

Latin Scholastic Distinctions

Honors at Graduation

Honors at commencement are determined after Fall Semester grades are in and do not reflect Spring Semester grades. Final honors designations will not be posted on the official transcript until all grades are received for the degree.

The USU grade point average is used in determining these distinctions. Transfer credits are not considered. Exception: All coursework completed at USU Eastern through Summer 2011 will be posted as transfer work. USU Eastern students who began working on an associate degree or certificate of completion prior to Fall 2011 will use a combination of their College of Eastern Utah transfer GPA and their institution GPA to determine eligibility for honors at commencement.

Latin Scholastic Distinctions (Bachelor's Degrees and Second Bachelor's Degrees)

To qualify for Latin Scholastic Distinctions at graduation, a student must have completed a minimum of 40 semester credits in residency (USU credits) at USU's Logan, USU-Eastern, or through classes offered by USU Regional Campuses and Distance Education. USU designated Latin Scholastic Distinctions at graduation are:

  Summa Cum Laude
Magna Cum Laude
Cum Laude
3.950 to 4.000 GPA
3.800 to 3.949 GPA
3.500 to 3.799 GPA

These distinctions will appear on the diploma and on the official transcript.

Honors Degrees

In addition to Latin Scholastic Distinctions at graduation, USU offers honors degrees designed to fill a variety of student needs. Honors Program members may work toward one of three degree options: (1) Departmental Honors, (2) Departmental Honors with Honors in University Studies, or (3) University Honors. For further information, see the University Honors Program  section of this catalog.

Honors for Associate Degrees and Certificates

Students will be recognized as follows:

  High Honors
3.750 to 4.000 GPA
3.500 to 3.749 GPA


Associate degree and certification distinctions will appear only on the official transcript.