Graduation Honors

The Honors Grade Averages necessary to be awarded graduation honors in the 2016-2017 academic year are:

College
Magna Cum Laude
Cum Laude
College of Business and Economics
3.83
3.68
College of Fine and Performing Arts
3.96
3.85
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
3.89
3.79
College of Science and Engineering
3.89
3.77
Huxley College of the Environment
3.92
3.85
Woodring College of Education
4.00
3.99
University Interdisciplinary Programs
3.94
3.83

Note: For commencement purposes, the honors GPA at the end of the quarter prior to commencement is used to determine if honors will be announced. Final calculations for honors determination will be after all grades are received for the quarter the degree is awarded.

Eligibility

To be eligible for cum laude or magna cum laude upon graduation, while in junior or senior standing the student must:

  • be in a division of WWU which employs the A-F grading system.
  • have earned 65 graded credits completed under the A-F grading system
  • be earning their first bachelor's degree
  • have their honors GPA place them in the top 92nd percentile among graduating seniors during the previous academic year for cum laude (97th percentile for magna cum laude)

Calculating Honor's GPA

The honors grade average is computed using only the grades earned at Western Washington University after the quarter in which the student attains junior standing, but excluding grades in courses subsequently repeated and excluding all grades earned prior to approval of a “fresh start” grading average.

  1. Review your Unofficial Transcript on Web4U.
  2. Find the first quarter the Class (Cls) is JR (Junior).
  3. Determine if you are eligible for consideration for honors (see above)
  4. Use the GPA calculator with credits graded A-F starting with the quarter in which junior standing was attained.
    • If final grades have not been submitted for the final term, estimate grades you expect to receive in remaining coursework.
Page Updated 11.01.2016