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Graduation with Honors

(SMSU Policy A-014 )

This policy is designated for students who have earned at least 30 credits from Southwest Minnesota State University for their first Bachelor’s degree from SMSU. Anyone with a previously earned SMSU Bachelor’s degree is ineligible for honors under this policy. Departments may award other honors to students who meet honors requirements established by those departments.

A student who has met requirements for their first SMSU Bachelor’s degree at Southwest Minnesota State University and has earned 30 or more SMSU credits and has a grade point average between 3.4 and 3.59 is graduated Cum Laude; a student with a grade point average between 3.6 and 3.79 is graduated Magna Cum Laude; and a student with a grade point average between 3.8 and 4.0 is graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Only coursework completed at Southwest Minnesota State University will be used to determine academic honors. To be eligible for participation in Commencement with honors, a student must have completed at least 30 semester hours of credit on the A-F system at Southwest Minnesota State University by the semester prior to Commencement.

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