Graduating with Honors

Commencement Honors

  • Students may receive honors at Commencement if they have completed at least 45 UTSA GPA hours with the grade point average requirements, as indicated in the section below.
  • Credits and grades for work completed at other institutions, credits earned by examination, or hours in which grades of “CR” were earned are not included in the UTSA grade point average.
  • Commencement Honors is based on the last completed semester, courses in progress are not counted in the Commencement Honors GPA calculation.
    • Prior to the May and December Commencement ceremonies students will be notified if they are eligible to participate with honors at the commencement ceremonies.
    • Participation with honors at commencement does not infer or imply that the student will be awarded University Honors. Students must achieve an honors eligible GPA once final grades are posted for the semester in which the student is a candidate.

University Honors

Undergraduate students may graduate with University Latin Honors provided they complete a minimum of 45 semester credit hours (GPA hours) at UTSA by the time of graduation (excluding courses challenged by examination, courses whose credits were earned through the competency examination policy, or courses taken on a credit/no-credit basis in which only the symbol “CR” is recorded) and meet the following requirements:

GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 Cum Laude
GPA of 3.75 to 3.89 Magna Cum Laude
GPA of 3.90 to 4.00 Summa Cum Laude
  • The grade point average (GPA) does not reset if a student decides to return for a second undergraduate degree. Core curriculum courses are only counted once in the cumulative GPA calculation.
  • No degree candidate shall be eligible for graduation with University Latin Honors if, at the time of graduation, disciplinary action has been taken against the student by the University.
  • Master’s and doctoral degree candidates are not eligible for University Latin Honors.

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