Graduating with Scholastic Honors

Scholastic honors are determined each graduation for undergraduate students only and are calculated based on the BYU GPA and total GPA of students who have been submitted to graduate. All candidates for Latin Honors will be awarded these designations subject to calculation of final semester grades. Both the BYU GPA and total GPA must be at or above the cut off for a student to be awarded Latin honors.

Scholastic Honors December 2018 August 2018 June 2018 April 2018
Summa Cum Laude
(Top 1% )
4.00 3.99 4.00 4.00
Magna Cum Laude
(Top 1.1% to 5%)
3.94 3.93 3.94 3.96
Cum Laude
(Top 5.1% to 10%)
3.90 3.88 3.88 3.91

You must have 45 residency hours in order to qualify for scholastic honors. If you don't have 45 residency hours before this calculation, your honors will not appear in the Commencement Program, but your honors will appear on your diploma and transcript. 


Please note that graduating students receiving scholastic honors do not wear special regalia. However, other honors organizations, such as Phi Kappa Phi, may provide a medallion or special cord for a graduate to wear.


University Honors

The University Honors Program is for undergraduate students only. For more information, visit


Phi Kappa Phi

If you are an undergraduate student and a member of Phi Kappa Phi, it will be listed in the commencement program. For more information on Phi Kappa Phi, visit