Academic Honors

Academic honors apply to undergraduate students only. You must have a minimum of 90 graded credits (courses graded A - F) at Seattle University and at least a 3.50 cumulative GPA to be eligible for graduation with honors.

Cum Laude

3.50 to 3.69 GPA

Magna Cum Laude

3.70 to 3.89 GPA

Summa Cum Laude

3.90 to 4.00 GPA

Note: The minimum must meet or exceed the GPA listed above (Seattle University does not “round up” the GPA).

Honors at commencement are based on your cumulative GPA at the end of Winter quarter. Honors are noted in the commencement program, and you will receive an honors hood to wear in the ceremony.

Honors on your transcript and diploma are based on all Seattle University course work, including Spring quarter grades and any future quarter grades if you are commencing with deficiencies.

To graduate with honors, your application for graduation must be submitted before the graduation application deadline, and if the above minimum requirements have been met, you are eligible for honors.

Honors at Graduation Undergraduate Only (75-21)