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Honors for Bachelor degree candidates are awarded as follows:

  • GPA of 3.5-3.74 = cum laude (honors)
  • GPA of 3.75-3.89 = magna cum laude (high honors)
  • GPA of 3.9-4.0 = summa cum laude (highest honors)

The GPA for honors is calculated using all college credits from any UWSP campus, UW College Courses Online, and any transfer schools. You can find this GPA at the beginning of your DPR under "University Requirements". (See "Graduation Honors GPA")**

Please be aware that your final term's grades cannot be included for recognition of honors on the commencement program. Those students eligible to wear an honors cord at the commencement ceremony are issued one when the caps and gowns are distributed at the University Bookstore. If you have questions concerning honors, please email the graduation auditor in the Office of the Registrar or call (715) 346-4301.

** If a student has declared Academic Bankruptcy, the credits taken before the declaration of Bankruptcy will be included when calculating Honors and the GPA on the DPR may not be correct.    

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