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Undergraduate, law, dentistry and health sciences professional students may be eligible for graduation honors. These honors are inscribed on diplomas, noted in the published lists of graduates at Commencement and recorded on the student's transcript.

The grade point system is used to compute graduation honors. The computation is made by dividing the total number of grade points earned at Marquette by the total number of grade point hours earned. To graduate with honors as an undergraduate student, a candidate must also have earned at least 60 grade point hours and 60 degree hours at Marquette, normally as a junior and senior.

In order of increasing level of honor, Marquette's graduation honors are:

  • Cum laude
    Latin for "with honor." A candidate whose average is 3.500 graduates cum laude.

  • Magna cum laude
    Latin for "with great honor." A candidate whose average is 3.700 graduates magna cum laude.

  • Summa cum laude
    Latin for "with highest honor." A candidate whose average is 3.900 graduates summa cum laude.



The Office of the Registrar is the official keeper of academic records including course registrations, grades, transcripts and diplomas.

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