Academic Regulations & Procedures

Latin Honors at Graduation

Carleton recognizes outstanding academic performance by awarding the Latin honors of cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude to students with qualifying cumulative grade point averages.  These honors are noted on diplomas and final transcripts of those students.

Latin honors are awarded to students with a grade point average in the top 2% of their graduating class (summa cum laude), those in the remainder of the top 15% (magna cum laude), and those in the remainder of the top 30% (cum laude).

Students who have not completed all degree requirements before commencement will not be recognized on the program as receiving Latin honors. When the diploma and final transcript are issued, these honors will be indicated as appropriate.

See also graduation requirements.

Last Revised: January 11, 2023

For: Faculty, Students

Last Reviewed: January 13, 2023

Maintained by: Office of the Provost