Honors student walking during commencement

Academic Honors

Graduation academic honors for undergraduates are determined as a result of the candidate's overall grade point average (GPA) at NMU.  After graduation, undergraduate students will have their academic honors designation printed on their diploma and transcript.

Bachelor Degree Honors

  • Summa Cum Laude - GPA 3.90-4.00
  • Magna Cum Laude - GPA 3.75-3.89
  • Cum Laude - GPA 3.50-3.74

Associate Degree Honors

  • High Honor - GPA 3.80-4.00
  • Honor - GPA 3.50-3.79

Undergraduates with academic honors can purchase honor cords from the NMU Bookstore.  Summa Cum Laude honor students will also receive a Summa Cum Laude medallion and a congratulatory letter from the Academic Senate. 

Academic honors for the commencement ceremony are based on all completed, graded courses as of your last semester.  Academic honors for graduation, that will be printed on transcripts and diplomas, are recalculated after all semester grades have been submitted.