Graduating with Honors (Latin Honors)

Cal State East Bay also recognizes undergraduate students at graduation for consistently high scholarship through their entire academic careers, which includes coursework they may have transferred in from other institutions. You will qualify for Graduation with Honors if your academic record meets the following criteria.

  1. To qualify for any category of honors, you must have a minimum cumulative and Cal State East Bay grade point average of 3.65, and
  2. You must have completed at least 60 quarter units of coursework in residence (as defined in the university catalog) at Cal State East Bay.
  3. You will qualify for one of these categories of honors at graduation on the basis of the following grade point average in all college work: 3.85-4.00 summa cum laude (highest honors); 3.75-3.84 magna cum laude (high honors); 3.65-3.74 cum laude (honors)

The GPA is officially calculated at the time you have completed your graduation requirements. Therefore, graduation with honors is governed by the catalog in effect at the time of your graduation. The honors designation will be noted on your diploma and official transcript. The conditions noted above apply equally to second-baccalaureate degree candidates. Post-baccalaureate and graduate students are not eligible for university honors. 

To qualify for the Honors Convocation ceremony, you must meet all three of the above criteria assessed at the end of the Winter term.

This year the Honors Convocation ceremony is planned for May 17, 2014. More details will be announced soon. For further information about graduation, visit the Commencement web site.

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