Academic Honors (Policy AA-16)

Academic honors are conferred upon candidates who distinguish themselves by maintaining a high Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).


Undergraduate students must have completed the minimum required residency hours at Clarkson College. Transfer courses do not apply toward the CGPA. Honors are designated as:

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

Undergraduate academic honor recipients receive a gold honor cord to wear at the graduation ceremony.

Academic Excellence Awards are bestowed at graduation to student(s) in each program with the highest cumulative grade point average.

Undergraduate students with a minimum 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 have had an Academic Integrity Violation are not eligible for the Academic Excellence Award.