Latin Honors

In order to ensure that Latin honors represent a mark of distinction, they will be calculated within designated percentiles according to the following rules.

  • The lowest grade point average (GPA) of the top five percent (5.000%) of the previous year’s graduating class will be used to determine the GPA needed by the undergraduate students of the next graduating class to graduate summa cum laude.
  • The lowest GPA of the next ten percent (i.e., the top 15-5.001%) of the previous year’s graduating class will be used to determine the GPA needed to graduate magna cum laude.
  • The lowest GPA of the next ten percent (i.e., the top 25-15.001%) of the previous year’s graduating class will be used to determine the GPA needed to graduate cum laude.

Graduation honors for the Georgetown College Class of 2021 (which includes August 2020, December 2020, and May 2021 graduates) will be awarded on the following basis:

  • summa cum laude: 3.944 and above
  • magna cum laude: 3.874 to 3.943
  • cum laude: 3.800 to 3.873

Please see the undergraduate bulletin for full details.