Academic Distinction: Dean's List and Latin Honors

Students carrying a course load of twelve or more semester credit hours (beyond any declarations under the “Pass/Fail Grade Option”) with LMU earning a semester GPA of 3.5, with no grades of I, IP, D, F, or NC, are named to the Dean’s List for that semester.

Latin Honors denote three potential levels of academic distinction based on a student’s cumulative GPA at graduation. These distinctions should not be confused with the Honors Scholars Program, a by-application academic program requiring additional coursework. Upon completion of the undergraduate degree requirements, students receiving the associate degree who have earned 30 semester hours at LMU, as well as students receiving the baccalaureate degree with 60 semester hours earned at LMU, will be considered for graduation with the following Latin Honors:

Cumulative GPA Latin Honors
3.50 through 3.74 cum laude ("with praise")
3.75 through 3.94 magna cum laude ("with great praise")
3.95 through 4.00 summa cum laude ("with highest praise")

The valedictorian and salutatorian are selected from those students receiving a baccalaureate degree with at least 100 semester hours at LMU.

Latin Honors recognized at graduation are based on a student’s cumulative average at the end of the semester preceding the graduation semester, and are therefore unofficial. Official LMU honors on the diploma and transcript will include the final semester’s grades.