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The University will confer baccalaureate honors recognition on those students who have earned:

-at least 25% of total degree hours of graded work at UWF (e.g. 30 hrs for a 120-hour degree plan)

-at least a 3.5 institutional (UWF) GPA

-at least a 3.5 overall (transfer and UWF) GPA

Baccalaureate Honors will be based on the lower of the two GPAs; either the cumulative institutional or overall cumulative GPA. The GPA calculation can be found on the unofficial transcript.

Baccalaureate Honors
Cum Laude 3.50 - 3.69
Magna Cum Laude 3.70 - 3.89
Summa Cum Laude 3.90 - 4.00

Honors indicated in the Commencement program will reflect a student's status at the beginning of their final semester as grades for the final semester will not have been earned yet. Should a student's honor status change after final grades post, the diploma will reflect the final honors status.

Previous recognition on the President’s or Dean’s Honor Rolls does not ensure baccalaureate honors at graduation.

Honor cords may be purchased from the University Bookstore.

The Graduate School does not recognize honors designations for Masters, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral students.