Revision to Rule 15 approved on 3/21/2005 by Faculty Senate and signed by the President on 10/18/2005. This rule change is effective 10/25/2005. Please see Current Rule 15 for up to date information.
To be eligible for graduation with honors, a student seeking a baccalaureate degree must enroll in and complete a minimum of 75 semester hours at Texas A&M University preceding graduation and have a grade point ratio at this institution equal to or greater than that required for the appropriate category of honors. Course credit received by examination, and courses reserved for graduate credit only, are excluded from the calculation of the number of hours and the grade point ratio for graduation with honors.
Categories for honors shall be designated as follows:
Summa Cum Laude: A student may be graduated “Summa Cum Laude” with a grade point ratio of 3.90 or above.
Magna Cum Laude: A student may be graduated “Magna Cum Laude” with a grade point ratio range of 3.70 through 3.899.
Cum Laude: A student may be graduated “Cum Laude” with a grade point ratio range of 3.50 through 3.699.