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Academic Graduation Honors

Undergraduate Students:
Undergraduate students who complete bachelor degree requirements and have met the residency requirements at UIW (refer to your catalog--excluding pass/fail, developmental, ESL courses) are eligible to graduate with honors. The level of honor is determined by the GPA achieved in all college-level semester hours attempted, to include transfer courses. For the distinction Cum Laude, the student must have a 3.5 over-all average.  To graduate Magna Cum Laude and Summa Cum Laude, the student must maintain averages of 3.7 and 3.9 respectively. 

Professional Students:
Professional students who complete bachelor degree requirements and have met the residency requirements at UIW (refer to your catalog--excluding pass/fail, developmental, ESL courses) are eligible to graduate with honors. The level of honor is determined by the GPA achieved in all professional-level semester hours attempted. For the distinction Cum Laude, the student must have a 3.5 over-all average.  To graduate Magna Cum Laude and Summa Cum Laude, the student must maintain averages of 3.7 and 3.9 respectively. 

Graduate and Doctorate Students:
Graduate students who complete their programs with a 4.00 average graduate with distinction. Honors are not awarded for doctoral level degrees.

Honors announced during the Commencement ceremonies are anticipated honors based upon grades posted to the student record, excluding the current active semester.  The honors posted on the transcript, as part of the student's official record, are based upon all grades earned, to include transfer work, through the final semester.  The posted honors may differ from the announced honors. 

Students who graduate with honors receive their honor cords during the line-up on Commencement day prior to the Processional.

Office of the Registrar
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway, CPO 304
San Antonio, TX  78209
Phone:  (210)-829-6006
Fax:  (210)-829-3922


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