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Graduation Honors

Some students may receive Latin honors or other designations.

Latin Honors

An undergraduate student may graduate with honors (cum laude) whose cumulative GPA is between 3.3 and 3.599; with high honors (magna cum laude) whose cumulative GPA is between 3.6 and 3.849; with highest honors (summa cum laude) whose cumulative GPA is 3.85 and above.

In addition to the cumulative GPA, 56 Adelphi credits of graded courses—excluding “P” grades—must be completed for a student to be considered for Latin Honors.

Departmental or School Honors

Students graduating with the highest averages in their major may be nominated for departmental or school honors, provided that the GPA of the nominated student is 3.5 or above for courses taken in that department. A student must have completed 30 credits in a major field to be eligible for departmental or school honors.

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