PRP 3640 - Academic Distinction

PRP 3640 - Academic Distinction

ISSUED BY: James Mackin, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

EFFECTIVE DATE: Fall 2006

NOTES: Approved by CCAA, 3/16/83. Approved by RAX, 3/23/83. Amended and approved by RA, 4/6/83. Amended by addition of #7 by CCAA, 2/22/84. Approved by RA, 4/4/84. Amended by addition of #8 by Vice President's Advisory Council. Amended at BUCC 4/26/95. Presented at the University Forum September 20, 1995. Amended at BUCC 02/26/03. Reported to the University Forum March 5, 2003 Amended at BUCC 02/22/06. Reported to the University Forum 03/01/06.

1. The Latin Designations - Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Cum Laude should be used for identifying honor graduates.

2. The graduating seniors having cumulative quality point averages between 3.95 and 4.00 should be designated, "summa cum laude".

3. All those graduating seniors having cumulative quality point averages between 3.75 and 3.94 will be designated as "magna cum laude".

4. All those graduating seniors having cumulative quality point averages between 3.50 and 3.74 will be designated as "cum laude".

5. Honors for graduation will be as of the last previous semester; while honors for transcript and diploma will be as of the end of the final semester.

6. Forty-five credits must be taken at Bloomsburg University prior to the last semester in order to be considered for academic honors at commencement.

7. A full-time degree student whose semester QPA is 3.5 or higher in 12 or more semester hours of course work for which a grade or grades are received will be named to the deans' list for that semester.

8. At each commencement ceremony the graduate in each college who has earned the highest academic average of current graduates within the college, shall receive recognition as the honor graduate from that college. For spring commencement, only students graduating in the spring are eligible for this designation; for fall commencement, students graduating in the summer and fall are eligible. The honor graduate must have earned (prior to the final semester) at least 60 semester hours of credit at Bloomsburg University. In the case of ties, all tied graduates will be recognized.