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Student Graduate with parents

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.