Graduation with Honors

Undergraduate Students

To graduate with Latin honors requires a minimum of 60 passed hours at Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University at Galveston, or Texas A&M University at Qatar (excluding Credit by Exam and Graduate Level courses) with a minimum GPR of 3.500. The specific honors levels are as follows:

  • 3.50 - 3.69 GPA = Cum Laude
  • 3.70 - 3.89 GPA = Magna Cum Laude
  • 3.90 - 4.00 GPA = Summa Cum Laude

Grade point averages used to determine Latin honors designations are calculated during the final degree audit the day before the ceremonies and include hours and finals grades in courses taken during the graduation semester. Latin honors designations will not be changed after the final graduation clearance deadline.

Information regarding other designations may be found at LAUNCH's Honors Programs website. Undergraduate Research Scholar recognizes graduates who participated in a select program of independent research leading to a senior thesis. Honors Fellow recognizes graduates who completed the University Honors curriculum (30 credit hours of honors coursework and a
capstone experience).

Please note:

  • You are not required to enroll in honors courses to graduate with honors.
  • Taking designated honors courses does not mean you will graduate with honors.

No Upper Division student found guilty of academic misconduct may receive Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, or Summa Cum Laude honors at graduation. Upper Division status is defined as having earned 60 or more credit hours, including transfer hours, prior to the date of the violation. This sanction is automatic upon a finding of academic misconduct, and is imposed without regard to the severity of other sanctions imposed by the instructor or Honor Council.

For more information, please see the Aggie Honor System Office website: http://aggiehonor.tamu.edu/.

First-Professional Students

  • Students who complete their entire course of study at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine are eligible for academic honors. In the College of Medicine, students must obtain a grade point average of 3.50 or greater to graduate with honors.
  • In the College of Dentistry, only those students in the top 1st to 4th positions in the class are eligible for academic honors.
  • In the Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, students are eligible for Latin Honors as follows: Summa Cum Laude (4.0-3.90), Magna Cum Laude (3.89-3.75), and Cum Laude (3.74-3.50).
  • A student who graduates in the top 2% of the graduating class of the School of Law is designated as graduating Summa Cum Laude; a student who is not in the top 2% but graduates in the top 5% of the graduating class of the School of Law is designated as graduating Magna Cum Laude, and a student who is not in the top 5% but graduates in the top 10% of the graduating class of the School of Law is designated as graduating Cum Laude.
  • A first-professional student in the College of Veterinary Medicine may qualify to graduate Summa Cum Laude by holding a final grade point average of 3.90 or above, Magna Cum Laude with a grade point average of 3.70 through 3.899 and Cum Laude with a grade point average of 3.50 through 3.699.