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Graduation Honors


To be eligible for graduation honors, students must have completed at least fifty (50) graded credit hours (hours taken Pass/Fail, CLEP, Challenge or AP do not count) at Saint Xavier University and earned a cumulative grade-point average of:

  • 3.90 for Summa Cum Laude
  • 3.70 for Magna Cum Laude
  • 3.50 for Cum Laude

The cumulative GPA is based exclusively on credits earned at Saint Xavier and is the higher of (a) the GPA for all credits earned at Saint Xavier, or (b) the last 50 hours earned prior to graduation. If the student reaches and exceeds 50 hours in a term, then all courses earned that term are counted in the GPA for the "last 50 hours." The student is not allowed to pick the courses to equal exactly 50 hours. Graduation honors are recognized for undergraduate degrees only.

Honors announced during the commencement ceremonies are anticipated honors based upon grades posted to the student record, excluding the current active semester. The honors posted on the transcript, as part of the student's official record, are based upon grades earned through the final semester. The posted honors may differ from the announced honors.