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Undergraduate Graduation Honors (Latin Honors)


For students admitted to the College prior to Fall 2014 the graduation honors policy is as follows:

At graduation, there are three categories of honors for baccalaureate candidates.

  • A degree summa cum laude is granted to students whose average in all subjects is at least 3.8.

  • A degree magna cum laude is granted to students whose average in all subjects is at least 3.5.

  • A degree cum laude is granted to students whose average in all subjects is at least 3.2.

Students who entered in August, 2014, or later, must have completed at least 50 credits in residence at City College and the G.P.A. calculations for Latin Honors will be based solely on coursework taken at CCNY.

For students who entered prior to August 2014, the G.P.A. computation of graduation honors will be based on all college work taken by students at institutions other than the City College. This course work is taken into account even if some of the course work is not transferred.

A student may not obtain a higher honor (i.e. magna cum laude instead of cum laude) than their City College index indicates. Thus, if a student achieves a 3.3 index at the City College and has a combined index of 3.5, the honor of cum laude is awarded.

Second degree Students are not eligible for graduation honors.

For students admitted to the College in Fall 2014 and after the graduation honors policy is as follows:

At graduation, there are three categories of honors for baccalaureate candidates.

  • A degree summa cum laude is granted to students whose average in all subjects is at least 3.8.

  • A degree magna cum laude is granted to students whose average in all subjects is at least 3.5.

  • A degree cum laude is granted to students whose average in all subjects is at least 3.2.

Students must complete a minimum of 50 credits at City College to be eligible for Latin honors.

Only coursework completed at City College is taken into account in the computation of graduation honors.

Second degree students are not eligible for graduation honors.