University Honors Requirements and Details
All undergraduate students (Masters students are not awarded Latin Honors) earning Latin Honors must take at least 25% (30 GPA credit hours) of their degree applicable coursework at Eastern Kentucky University.
Baccalaureate Latin Honors Degrees
(Honors GPA are calculated separately. See details below.)
Summa Cum Laude – 3.9 to 4.0
Magna Cum Laude – 3.7 to 3.89
Cum Laude – 3.5 to 3.69
With High Distinction – 3.7 to 4.0
With Distinction – 3.5 to 3.69
Determining University Honors Eligibility:
Calculation of Adjusted GPA
A separate calculation is made to determine University Latin Honors. All semester hours attempted at EKU are included in the Honors GPA calculation. Grades for every course a student has repeated or bankrupted at EKU are entered back into the GPA for Honors calculation. The GPA reflected on a student’s transcript and/or Degree Works therefore cannot be seen as an indicator as to whether a student has earned University Honors.
Official University Honors Awards
Students earning Baccalaureate Latin Honors wear a maroon and white stole at commencement. Honors recognized during the graduation ceremony do not include the final semester’s course work, and are therefore un-official. Official University Honors on the diploma and final transcript will include the final semester’s grades.