Academics

Academic Honors

Undergraduate Degree Honors

Undergraduate degree recipients with extraordinary academic performance are recognized by Latin phrases that indicate their level of distinction. The honors designation is singularly ascribed based on a specific grade point average. There is no universal standard, as each college or university establishes the institutional threshold for honors designation. The requirements for undergraduate degree honors at Alcorn State University are detailed below:

  • Summa Cum Laude 3.80 – 4.00
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.50 – 3.79
  • Cum Laude 3.20 – 3.49

GRADUATE DEGREE HONORS

Graduate degree recipients with extraordinary academic performance are recognized by English phrases rather than Latin translations in order to indicate their level of distinction. The honors designation is singularly ascribed based on a specific grade point average. There is no universal standard, as each college or university establishes the institutional threshold for honors designation. The requirements for graduate degree honors at Alcorn State University are detailed below:

  • With Highest Distinction 3.91 – 4.00
  • With High Distinction 3.81 – 3.90
  • With Distinction 3.71 – 3.80