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Latin Honors

Latin Honors afford recognition for academic excellence achieved over the duration of a student’s entire official undergraduate coursework at the University of Maryland. Summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude are the highest Latin Honors that the university bestows for sustained excellence in scholarship. They are awarded to the top 10% of all students graduating in each College or School.

  • Summa cum laude - the highest 2% of GPAs (from the specific College or School)
  • Magna cum laude - the next highest 3% of GPAs (after summa cum laude)
  • Cum laude - the next highest 5% of GPAs (after magna cum laude)

Latin Honors are officially annotated on the transcripts and diplomas of students who have graduated.

Because final semester grades are processed sometime after Commencement activities, identification of Latin Honors in the university's Commencement Ceremony Program are tentative and unofficial, pending the submission and calculation of all final grades for the semester of commencement.

Additional information on Latin Honors can be found in the  Academic Catalog.

GPA Cutoffs for Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024 Graduating Classes

Summa 4.000 - 3.983
Magna 3.982 - 3.944
Cum Laude 3.943 - 3.884
Summa 4.000 - 3.958
Magna 3.957 - 3.890
Cum Laude 3.889 - 3.819
Summa 4.000 - 3.993
Magna 3.992 - 3.977
Cum Laude 3.976 - 3.900
Summa 4.000 - 3.993
Magna 3.992 - 3.976
Cum Laude 3.975 - 3.900
Summa 4.000 - 3.976
Magna 3.975 - 3.934
Cum Laude 3.933 - 3.892
Summa 4.000 - 3.992
Magna 3.991 - 3.974
Cum Laude 3.973 - 3.900
Summa 4.000 - 4.000
Magna 3.999 - 3.999
Cum Laude 3.998 - 3.900
Summa 4.000 - 3.983
Magna 3.982 - 3.946
Cum Laude 3.945 - 3.888
Summa 4.000 - 4.000
Magna 3.999 - 3.951
Cum Laude 3.950 - 3.886
Summa 4.000 - 3.986
Magna 3.985 - 3.963
Cum Laude 3.962 - 3.900
Summa 4.000 - 3.975
Magna 3.974 - 3.936
Cum Laude 3.935 - 3.885
Summa 4.000 - 4.000
Magna 3.999 - 3.974
Cum Laude 3.973 - 3.900
Summa 4.000 - 3.943
Magna 3.942 - 3.909
Cum Laude 3.908 - 3.878
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