Academic Honors Policy

Custodian of Policy: Registrar

Effective Date: Fall 2019

Last Review: Fall 2018

Next Review: Fall 2025


Students who complete at least 45 credits at Minnesota State University Moorhead as candidates for baccalaureate degrees may graduate with the following honors:

  • Cum Laude, representing a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or better;
  • Magna Cum Laude, 3.6 or better; and
  • Summa Cum Laude, 3.8 or better.

Such honors are computed only from the cumulative GPA at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Examination credits, AP, IB, and/or CLEP credits may not be counted toward the 45 credit total.Such honors will only be granted with the initial MSUM baccalaureate degree. Subsequent completion of additional majors or degrees will not result in the granting of additional honors citations.

Transfer students from Concordia College or North Dakota State University who have enrolled for MSUM courses under the Tri-College University course exchange program may apply such MSUM courses to fulfill requirements for graduation with honors.Some departments of study may award departmental honors to students who meet the requirements established by the department