Latin Honors

Latin Honors are awarded, by College, to undergraduate students in the top ten percent (10%) of each graduating class based on the calculated grade point average of their final 60 units completed at Towson University, distributed as follows:

Summa Cum Laude - top 2%

Magna Cum Laude - next 3%

Cum Laude - next 5%

Latin Honors for the August graduating class will be based on the calculated grade point average cutoffs set by the preceding May class.

Special Notes:

The final 60 units will include the entire term in which the total of 60 units was attained. At least 45 of these 60 units must have calculable grades.

No student with a final 60 credit, calculated GPA below 3.50 will be considered for Latin Honors.

Students with majors in two or more colleges will earn the highest Latin Honors for which they are eligible.

Transfer credits are not considered for Latin Honors at Towson University. Students must have 60 earned units at TU.

Students records will also be reviewed based on the total record at Towson University. Those whose cumulative GPA equals or exceeds the cut-offs by college will be awarded Latin Honors.

Graduate students are not eligible for Latin Honors.


Honors are evaluated AFTER the ceremony and, when awarded, will appear on the transcript and diploma.


College of Business and Economics Summa Cum Laude 3.872
  Magna Cum Laude 3.801
  Cum Laude 3.668
College of Education Summa Cum Laude 4.000
  Magna Cum Laude 3.980
  Cum Laude 3.963
College of Fine Arts & Communication Summa Cum Laude 3.943
  Magna Cum Laude 3.902
  Cum Laude 3.822
College of Health Professions Summa Cum Laude 3.954
  Magna Cum Laude 3.898
  Cum Laude 3.831
College of Liberal Arts Summa Cum Laude 3.985
  Magna Cum Laude 3.923
  Cum Laude 3.842
Fisher College of Science & Mathematics Summa Cum Laude 3.979
  Magna Cum Laude 3.938
  Cum Laude 3.849

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