Undergraduate academic honors will be announced with students’ names as they cross the stage. Cum Laude honors is a cumulative GPA of 3.6-3.69, Magna Cum Laude is a cumulative GPA of 3.7-3.79, and Summa Cum Laude is a final average of 3.8 or better. Graduate students do not receive academic honors.
For undergraduate students completing their degree in May and August 2015, honors will be based on the cumulative GPA from the Fall 2014 semester.
For students enrolled in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies Accelerated or PhilaU Online programs, honors will be based on the cumulative GPA from the end of the Spring 1 2015 term.
Honors reflected on students’ transcripts and diplomas will be based on the actual cumulative GPA at the time of degree completion.
Additional awards are presented at the annual Academic Award Ceremony and during Commencement.
For more information, call the Office of the Provost at 215.951.2705 or email Commencement@PhilaU.edu.