What are degree honors and am I eligible?

Degree honors eligibility is calculated using both resident GPA and transfer GPA. A student must earn the minimum GPA at each of the levels
of distinction: degree, major, second major or minor.

Commencement honor cords will be given to students who participate in the Commencement Ceremony based on the student's cumulative GPA (including transfer GPA plus UW-Superior GPA) based on the prior semester's cumulative GPA.

Honors posted on official transcripts will be based on the student's final cumulative GPA (including transfer GPA plus UW-Superior GPA) after all grades have been posted.

Honors cord categories are as follows:

  • Summa Cum Laude 3.85 to 4.00 GPA (black, yellow, and white cords)
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.60 to 3.849 GPA (yellow cords)
  • Cum Laude 3.40 to 3.599 GPA (silver cords)

NOTE: Degree honors and honors cords are only available for bachelor degree candidates.