Graduation Honors

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

  • Summa Cum Laude: 3.80 or higher
  • Magna Cum Laude: 3.60 or higher, but less than 3.80
  • Cum Laude: 3.40 or higher, but less than 3.60

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 Latin honors. Notation of Graduation Honors will be removed from the transcript if the finding occurs after this honor has been posted.

(Source: Almanac, April 20, 2010, Volume 56, No. 30, updated May 3, 2016, Volume 62, No. 33)