Academic Regulations & Procedures
Latin Honors at Graduation
Carleton recognizes outstanding academic performance by awarding the Latin honors of cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude to students with qualifying cumulative grade point averages. These honors are noted on diplomas and final transcripts of those students. For students in the graduating class of 2014 and earlier, Latin honors are awarded to students with a grade point average of 3.25 or better (cum laude), 3.50 or better (magna cum laude), and 3.90 or better (summa cum laude).
Beginning with the class of 2015, Latin honors will be awarded to students with a grade point average in the top 2% of their graduating class (summa cum laude), those in the remainder of the top 15% (magna cum laude), and those in the remainder of the top 30% (cum laude).
Students who receive an asterisk at commencement will not be recognized on the program as receiving Latin honors. When the diploma and final transcript are issued, these honors will be indicated as appropriate.
See also graduation requirements.