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Graduating with Scholastic Honors

Depending on your combined BYU and total GPA, you may be eligible to be specially recognized.

Scholastic honors are determined each graduation for undergraduate students. For honors determinations in the J. Reuben Clark Law School, see this page. Undergraduate Scholastic honors are calculated based on the BYU GPA and total GPA of students who have been submitted to graduate. All candidates for Latin Honors will be awarded these designations subject to calculation of final semester grades. Both the BYU GPA and total GPA must be at or above the cut off for a student to be awarded Latin honors.

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Summa Cum Laude
(Top 1%)
Magna Cum Laude
(Top 1.1% to 5%)
Cum Laude
(Top 5.1% to 10%)

You must have 45 residency hours in order to qualify for scholastic honors. Scholastic honors will appear on your diploma and transcript.


Please note that graduating students receiving scholastic honors do not wear special regalia. However, other honors organizations, such as Phi Kappa Phi, University Honors, Golden Key, etc., may wear a medallion or special cord in accordance with the organization's award system.

University Honors

The University Honors Program is for undergraduate students only. For more information, visit

Phi Kappa Phi

For more information on Phi Kappa Phi, visit