Graduation Academic Honors for Undergraduates

Academic honors are conferred upon candidates who, upon undergraduate graduation, distinguish themselves by maintaining a high cumulative grade point average. Undergraduate students must have completed the minimum required resi­dency hours at Clarkson College. Transfer courses do not apply toward the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). Academic honor recipients receive an honor cord to wear at the graduation ceremony. Honors are designated as:

Undergraduate Academic honor receipients receive a gold honor cord to wear during the graduation ceremony. 

Summa Cum Laude =  3.85 and above Cum Laude =  3.65 through 3.74
Magna Cum Laude = 3.75 through 3.84 With Distinction = 3.50 through 3.64

Academic Excellence Awards are presented at graduation to students in each program with the highest cumulative grade point average:

Undergraduate students with a minimun CGPA of 3.50 are eligible for the award.
Graduate Students with a minimum CGPA of 3.75 are eligible for the award.

Students who are on Academic Integrity Probation are not eligible for the Academic Excellence Award