A graduating student who has earned at least 60 graded credits at Keene State College in a bachelor’s degree program, or at least 30 credits at Keene State College in an associate degree program, is eligible to graduate with academic honors.
Recognition of commencement honors at the commencement ceremony is based on the student’s cumulative grade point average as of the preceding December.
A student’s permanent record (e.g., transcript and diploma) will reflect commencement honors based on the student’s cumulative GPA upon completion of his or her 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.