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Honors at Graduation

Candidates in a baccalaureate program who have earned at least 60 credit hours of graded coursework at Marian University and who have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher are awarded honors as follows:

Traditional baccalaureate program


cum laude 


magna cum laude 

3.80 and above   

summa cum laude 

Marian’s Adult Programs – baccalaureate program

3.50 - 3.69


3.70 - 3.79

high honors 

3.80 and above

highest honors 

Graduation honors will be noted in the graduation program, official university transcripts, and the graduate's diploma. Graduation honors will also be recognized at the ceremony. Students receiving honors will receive a gold honors tassel at the graduation rehearsal, to be worn at the Commencement Ceremony.


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