Graduation with Honors

 

Baccalaureate students qualify for three levels of academic honors awarded at graduation:

  • Summa cum laude (with highest distinction), awarded to students whose cumulative grade point average is
    at least 3.9
  • Magna cum laude (with great distinction), awarded to students whose cumulative grade point average is at
    least 3.75
  • Cum laude (with distinction), awarded to students whose cumulative grade point average is at least 3.5

This distinction will be noted on the student’s transcript.

To be eligible for graduation with honors, a student must complete at least 56 credits at the College. Students who entered the College with an associate degree qualify for these honors with a minimum of 52 credits earned at the College. All courses and earned grades obtained at John Jay and elsewhere enter into the computation of the GPA.