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Graduation Honors

Graduating seniors who have demonstrated scholastic achievement as defined below by the cumulative UW-W GPA only (excluding transfer grades) may receive one of the following three categories of graduation honors:

  • Summa Cum Laude 3.85 and above
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.60 to 3.84
  • Cum Laude 3.40 to 3.59

For honors to be acknowledged in the commencement program, students must attain the minimum required UW-W cumulative grade point average before entering their final term and have earned 48 units (counting the final term of enrollment) at UW-Whitewater. Honors maintained and/or earned through the final grading period will be noted on the academic record and on the diploma. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the 48-unit minimum and the GPA requirements are satisfied.

Students may earn graduation honors in a second degree if one of the following two requirements is satisfied:

  1. Completing a minimum of 48 units at UW-W with a UW-W cumulative grade point average that meets the requirements as defined for graduation honors above; or
  2. Earning a second degree by completing less than 48 units at UW-W, but having earned the first degree at UW-W; students may qualify for graduation honors if both the grade point average of the second degree itself and the grade point average of the first and second UWW degrees combined meet the graduation honors requirement.