Baccalaureate honors at graduation
Latin Honors for the commencement ceremony are calculated from your current cumulative GPA. You can view your cumulative GPA from your unofficial transcript, which you can access through your LOUIE Student Center.
To obtain baccalaureate honors, you must complete 30 or more
credit hours at Northern Arizona University and have an exemplary GPA.
Appropriate GPA thresholds will be college specific. GPA
thresholds are recalculated for each calendar year using data from the
preceding calendar year.
For each graduation period, Summa Cum Laude will be awarded
to candidates whose cumulative GPA meets or exceeds the five percent threshold
for their college. Magna Cum Laude will
be awarded to candidates whose cumulative GPA meets or exceeds the ten percent threshold
for their college, and Cum Laude to candidates whose cumulative grade point average
meets or exceeds the 20 percent threshold for their college.
GPA requirements for Honors at graduation
Fall 2016 through Summer 2017
|College ||Cum Laude||Magna Cum Laude||Summa Cum Laude|
|Arts & Letters||3.82||3.93 ||4.00|
|W.A. Franke College of Business||3.55||3.75||3.88|
|Engineering Forestry & Natural Sciences||3.73||3.88||3.96|
|Health & Human Services||3.92||*N/A||4.00|
|Social & Behavioral Sciences||3.73||3.88||3.95|
|Extended Campuses - (NAU Yavapai, NAU Yuma, Personalized Learning)||3.89||*N/A||4.00|
*N/A: Magna Cum Laude will not be awarded. More than 10% of the graduates for the
College of Education, Extended Campuses, and the College of Health and Human
Services earned a 4.00 cumulative GPA for coursework completed at NAU.
**N/A: Cume Laude will not be awarded. More than 20% of the graduates from the College of Education earned a 4.00 cumulative GPA for coursework completed at NAU.