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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Scholastic Honors

University Handbook, F110

Graduation Honors

Bachelor degree candidates who will have completed a minimum of 60 undergraduate hours at Kansas State University with at least 42 credit hours in graded undergraduate courses at Kansas State University are considered for graduation with honors as follows:

  • Students with a 3.950 or above K-State cumulative grade point average are designated as Summa Cum Laude.
  • Students with a 3.850-3.949 K-State cumulative grade point average are designated as Magna Cum Laude.
  • Students with a 3.750-3.849 K-State cumulative grade point average are designated as Cum Laude.

Graduation honors for undergraduate students are based on undergraduate coursework. Any concurrent graduate or professional credit earned is excluded from the calculation of bachelor’s degree graduation honors.

Students seeking a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree are eligible to receive graduation honors based on courses completed in the professional program.

For the purpose of the commencement ceremony, unofficial graduation honors are recognized for Bachelor degree candidates who possess the required K‐State cumulative grade point average prior to the start of the semester in which they plan to participate in the commencement ceremony, and have completed or are currently enrolled in enough credit hours to satisfy the credit hour requirements.

Semester Honors

Students with at least 12 graded hours whose semester grade point average for a given semester is 3.75 or above will be awarded semester honors.

Graduate School and Veterinary Medicine students are ineligible for semester honors.