Graduating with honors

Students who have taken at least 60 semester credit hours on a letter grade basis at Goucher or as part of a Goucher-sponsored study abroad program may be awarded their degrees:

·     Summa cum laude with grade point average of 3.9

·     Magna cum laude with a grade point average of 3.7-3.89

·     Cum laude with a grade point average of 3.5-3.69

Honors within each major are determined by a vote of department faculty just prior to commencement. Guidelines for honors are determined by each individual department. Consult your adviser or department chair for more information.

Transfer students may not be able to take courses pass/no pass and still qualify for Latin honors unless they take a minimum of 60 graded credits in residence excluding pass/no pass.


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