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6.27.1. Latin Honors

Undergraduate degrees with Latin academic honors are awarded as follows:

  • Cum laude, for a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher;
  • Magna cum laude for a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher; or
  • Summa cum laude for a cumulative GPA of 3.9 or higher.

Latin honors are not awarded to those who return to Oglethorpe for either a second major or a second degree after having already graduated.

Transfer work is not included in the determination for Latin academic honors. Latin academic honors are awarded to students who have completed all graduation requirements prior to commencement exercises. These honors are announced during commencement and are designated on the diploma and on the transcript. Latin academic honors announced at commencement exclude any student with pending graduation requirements who has chosen to “walk.”