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Graduation Honors

A graduating student who has earned at least 60 graded (graded credits are credits earned that impact a student’s cumulative grade point average) credits at Keene State College in a bachelor’s degree program is eligible to graduate with academic honors as noted in the student’s permanent record (e.g., transcript and diploma) upon the completion of their degree program.

Honors in specific disciplines are awarded to those who complete the honors requirements of their respective academic discipline (3.20 minimum), and who have a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher.

A student with a cumulative GPA of 3.9 or higher will earn summa cum laude honors. A student with a cumulative GPA of 3.70-3.89 will earn magna cum laude honors. A student with a cumulative GPA of 3.50-3.69 will earn cum laude honors.

Commencement Honors

To qualify for recognition of commencement honors, a student must be cleared by the Registrar’s Office to participate in Commencement, have earned at least 60 graded credits (graded credits are credits earned that impact a student’s cumulative grade point average) and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher earned at the conclusion of the semester prior to Commencement, e.g. eligibility is based on academic standing at the conclusion of the fall semester for a spring commencement.

Recognition of commencement honors is not a guarantee of graduation honors.

About this Policy

Graduation Honors
Ownership: Registrar's Office, kscregistrar@keene.edu
Last Modified: Oct 20, 2020 – webmaster, on behalf of kscregistrar@keene.edu
Categories: Academic
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