Academic Policies and General Information
Graduating with Honors
The bachelor's degrees may be conferred with honors, by vote of the Faculty Senate, in recognition of general high standing in scholarship. Three grades are distinguished and indicated by inscribing on the diploma the words cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude.
Honors are determined in the following manner: Within the graduating class of each college/school, students in the top one percent will receive summa cum laude; the following three percent will receive magna cum laude; the next six percent will receive cum laude. The total number of honors awarded will not exceed ten percent of the graduating class of each college/school.
Honors will be calculated on all grades received at UVM. To be considered, a student must have taken at least 60 hours at UVM in which a letter grade of A, B, C, D, or F has been awarded.
Beginning with the class of 2008, Honors College students who complete all curricular requirements of the Honors College will graduate as University Scholars.