Graduating with Honors (Undergraduate Students)

In order to graduate with honors a student must have, at the beginning of his or her last required term, a total cumulative grade point average at Central Michigan University as indicated in the following table and must at that time have completed 45 hours of residence credit, of which 33 hours must be letter graded.

Grade Point AverageHonors Designation
 3.90 - 4.00 Summa Cum Laude
 3.75 - 3.89 Magna Cum Laude
 3.50 - 3.74 Cum Laude


A student who has attained, at the end of his or her final semester, 45 hours of residence of which 33 hours are letter-graded credit and has a GPA that now gives him or her honors or a higher honors classification may appeal for this new honors classification. The student must complete a Graduation Honors Application and a Diploma Replacement Form and submit the established fee to the Registrar's Office.  A student must appeal no later than the Friday before the next commencement following his or her graduation.