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 3.921
  Magna Cum Laude 3.792
  Cum Laude 3.684
College of Education Summa Cum Laude 3.980
  Magna Cum Laude 3.965
  Cum Laude 3.908
College of Fine Arts & Communication Summa Cum Laude 3.950
  Magna Cum Laude 3.842
  Cum Laude 3.723
College of Health Professions Summa Cum Laude 3.927
  Magna Cum Laude 3.865
  Cum Laude 3.764
College of Liberal Arts Summa Cum Laude 3.933
  Magna Cum Laude 3.859
  Cum Laude 3.658
Fisher College of Science & Mathematics Summa Cum Laude 3.967
  Magna Cum Laude 3.899
  Cum Laude 3.758

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