Academic Honors

In recognition of their academic achievement, Excelsior College associate degree graduates who have earned at least 30 graded credits, and baccalaureate graduates who have earned at least 60 graded credits, are eligible for Academic Honors designation. All passing graded credits with associated quality points that are applied toward the degree, including transfer credit will be taken into account when calculating the overall GPA.

The College designates Academic Honors to students with the following overall GPAs:

Associate Degrees

Honors 3.5 – 3.74
High Honors 3.75 – 3.89
Highest Honors 3.9 and above

Baccalaureate Degrees (Latin Honors)

Cum Laude 3.5 – 3.74
Magna Cum Laude 3.75 – 3.89
Summa Cum Laude 3.9 and above