Honors Status


Any undergraduate student graduating with honors will be notified by the Degree Evaluations Office. Honors for graduation are determined as a result of the candidate's overall grade point average for all completed semesters, not including the current semester. Degree honors will be recalculated after final grades for the semester have been submitted and recorded.

Honors graduates can purchase honors cords to display at the commencement ceremony from the NMU Bookstore for $6.00 (plus tax). Summa Cum Laude honors students participating in the ceremony will also pick up their medallions with their honors cord.

Honors classification is:

  • Summa Cum Laude: 3.8 and above
  • Magna Cum Laude: 3.6 to 3.79
  • Cum Laude: 3.30 to 3.59

Note that these classifications will change as of Fall 2016.  You can view the new honors classification here.