Requirements for graduation with Latin Honors are as follows:

Summa Cum Laude: 3.963

Magna Cum Laude: 3.845

Cum Laude: 3.681

Summa Cum Laude: 3.893

Magna Cum Laude: 3.739

Cum Laude: 3.595

Summa Cum Laude: 3.963

Magna Cum Laude: 3.832

Cum Laude: 3.631

Summa Cum Laude: 3.952

Magna Cum Laude: 3.827

Cum Laude: 3.631

Summa Cum Laude: 3.942

Magna Cum Laude: 3.788

Cum Laude: 3.590

Summa Cum Laude: 3.905

Magna Cum Laude: 3.730

Cum Laude: 3.542

Summa Cum Laude: 3.938

Magna Cum Laude: 3.780

Cum Laude: 3.573

Summa Cum Laude: 3.975

Magna Cum Laude: 3.891

Cum Laude: 3.734

Latin Honors requirements are updated at the conclusion of the summer semester.

A minimum of 45 UT Dallas graded credit hours is required. Each Latin Honors level requires a minimum grade point average (GPA) to be attained over all course work taken at the University of Texas at Dallas (excluding graduate level coursework that is excluded from the undergraduate career). In the case of a student with a double major who wishes to graduate with honors, a single honors designation will be awarded based on the primary major. Students graduating with double degrees who wish to receive honors for both degrees must complete separate honors requirements for each degree.

The grade point requirement for Latin Honors is issued by UT Dallas in the summer of each academic year and apply to graduates in the following academic year. The thresholds for each level of Latin Honors are determined by a rolling average of the grades of all graduates for the previous six long semesters. Averages are computed separately for each school within UT Dallas. The GPA that represents the top five percent of all graduates in a particular school will be considered the threshold for awarding Summa Cum Laude honors. The GPA that represents the next 10 percent in each school will be the lower limit for Magna Cum Laude. The GPA that represents the next 15 percent in each school will be considered the benchmark for awarding Cum Laude honors. A minimum GPA of 3.40 is required for any Latin Honors.

Participating at Commencement with Latin Honors

A student with less than 45 UT Dallas graded credit hours in the semester prior to graduation may receive their medallion prior to commencement if and only if they meet the following conditions:

  • Must be enrolled in enough hours to meet the 45 hours requirement in the semester they are choosing to walk at commencement.
  • Not have initiated any drop/withdrawal procedures that would drop them below the 45 hour requirement.
  • Must have been passing all courses at the time of midterm grades.