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Honors

Graduation honors are calculated at the end of each term so students graduating in any term may have their honors placed on their transcripts.

The GPA used to determine honors is based upon the student's entire academic career at Drexel University. Transfer students must have a minimum of 75 credits at Drexel University. GPA requirements for honors by categories are:

  • Cum Laude 3.500-3.699
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.700-3.899
  • Summa Cum Laude 3.900-4.000

Students who meet requirements for institutional honors will have it notated on their diploma and academic record (transcript).

School of Law

Upon successful completion of all graduation requirements:

  1. Graduating students whose cumulative grade point average falls within the top 3.000% inclusive will be awarded the honorary designation, summa cum laude ("with highest distinction");
  2. Graduating students whose cumulative grade point average falls between the top 3.001% and 10.000% inclusive will be awarded the honorary designation, magna cum laude ("with high distinction");
  3. Graduating students whose cumulative grade point average falls between the top 10.001% and 25.000% inclusive will be awarded the honorary designation, cum laude ("with distinction").

Honors designations will be noted in the graduation program, on the official transcript, and on the J.D. diploma.