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Commencement Honors

A graduating student who has earned at least 60 graded credits at Keene State College in a bachelor’s degree program is eligible to be recognized at Commencement for academic honors. The 60 credits must be earned at the conclusion of the fall semester prior to Commencement.

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.

(Revised April, 2019)

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Commencement Honors
Ownership: Registrar's Office,
Last Modified: Apr 3, 2019 –
Categories: Academic
For questions regarding this policy, please contact the policy owner.
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