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Academic Distinction

Students completing a minimum of 60 passed hours (excluding Credit by Exam and Graduate Level Courses) for baccalaureate degrees, that have exceptional scholastic averages, may be graduated with academic distinction. The levels of recognition will be recorded on the students’ diplomas and permanent academic records.

Candidates for graduation with distinction must achieve the specified grade point average on all hours attempted at A&M-Commerce. The level of attainment will be determined by the overall A&M-Commerce grade point average.

Academic Distinction recognition in the commencement program will be made based on a student’s grade point average at the end of the previous term. However, notations of Academic Distinction recorded on diplomas and permanent academic records will be determined after final semester grades are processed.

The levels of recognition and the grade point averages required for each are:

  • Summa Cum Laude: 3.90 - 4.00
  • Magna Cum Laude: 3.70 - 3.89
  • Cum Laude: 3.50 - 3.69

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