Graduation with Latin Honors

Students are eligible to be awarded their degrees with Latin honors (Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, Cum Laude) as determined by each of the academic units (College/School) using fixed overall GPA requirements. These fixed GPA requirements will be reviewed annually by each academic unit (College/School) and changes in requirements will be submitted in writing to the Registrar by February 1 each year for inclusion in the next academic catalog.

Latin Honors may be published for commencement but will be provisional until the degree is conferred.

The calculation for Latin Honors will be made using the GPA of a minimum of the last 60 hours earned at UMKC, including all credits earned in the semester when the student reaches or exceeds 60 hours.

Because Latin Honors is calculated by GPA and there is only one GPA, there will only be one Latin Honors awarded regardless of the number of degrees the student earns.