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At UMD, a maximum of 15 percent of the graduating class can graduate with honors. In CLA, the top 3 percent of the graduating class is designated summa cum laude, the next 5 percent magna cum laude, and the next 7 percent cum laude. The GPAs are based on those of the previous spring semester’s graduating class. To be eligible for honors, students must earn at least 30 credits at UMD. For more information, contact the CLA Advising & Academic Services office.
The Honors Policy, applicable to fall 2015-summer 2016 undergraduates, is as follows:
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To be in the top 10% of the CLA graduating class you must receive a cumulative GPA of 3.67.
Honors are awarded to graduates who have successfully fulfilled the additional requirements of the special honors program in the department offering their major programs. See major programs HERE.