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Latin Honors Policy

Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude Honors Policy

Latin Honors listed below will appear on UIC transcripts for undergraduate students who earned degrees Summer 2004 or thereafter.

Summa Cum Laude 3.90 and above GPA
Magna Cum Laude 3.75 to 3.89
Cum Laude 3.50 to 3.74

Summa Cum Laude = Highest praise
Magna Cum Laude = High praise
Cum Laude = Praise


Please note that transfer students must have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours at the University of Illinois at Chicago with a cumulative grade point average (transfer + UIC) minimum of 3.50 (A=4.00) to earn Latin Honors. In addition, grade point average for UIC courses must be a minimum of 3.50 (A=4.00) to earn Latin Honors.

For undergraduate transfer students graduating in the spring term, 42 semester hours at the University of Illinois are required as of the term prior to graduation. UIC will reserve the right to make permanent adjustments to the list of students receiving Latin Honors based on final cumulative grade point average information.