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Honors

Washburn has a variety of means to provide proper recognition for successful application to college work and several programs to encourage highly motivated and talented students to undertake work at the honors level.

Latin Honors

Any student seeking a Bachelor’s degree who has met degree requirements by completing only Washburn course work and by achieving a cumulative grade point average of:

  • 3.4-3.59 receives a degree cum laude.
  • 3.6-3.79 receives a degree magna cum laude.
  • 3.8-4.0 receives a degree summa cum laude.

Students who have transfer course work from any other university/college will have the following procedures applied in calculating honors. If the student does not have a baccalaureate degree from another university/college, the cumulative grade point average of the transferable course work will be used in calculating honors. If the student has a degree from another university/college, the cumulative grade point average for the entire degree will be used in calculating honors. In either category, the honor awarded to a student with transfer coursework will be determined by the lower of the following two grade point averages:

  1. the overall (degree or transferable course work GPA combined with the Washburn course work GPA), and
  2. the Washburn coursework only.

Students with transfer coursework must have completed a minimum of 24 graded hours at Washburn University to qualify for a degree with honors. Latin honors are awarded for baccalaureate degrees only. All majors completed during a single degree will be used in calculating honors. Any additional major acquired after the original degree is awarded will not be used in recalculating Latin honors for that degree.

Dean’s Honor Roll

Students whose grade point average for the semester is equivalent to 3.4 or better are honored by having their names placed upon the Dean’s Honor Roll and they are so notified by the Dean of the appropriate college or school. The completion of a minimum of 12 Washburn semester hours taken for letter grades is required.

President’s Honor Roll

Students whose grade point average is 4.00 for the semester are honored by having their names placed upon the President’s Honor Roll and they are so notified by the President. The completion of a minimum of 12 Washburn semester hours taken for letter grades is required.