Graduating with Honors

Honors are determined from the Inclusive Combined GPA (not the Overall GPA) and can be viewed on your Degree Works audit.

Honors announced at the Commencement ceremony are based on the totals from the previous semester.  Keep in mind that all grades have not been submitted at the time the commencement program is published and name cards printed; honors may change as grades are submitted but what is announced at the ceremony must be based on the previous term totals.  Final honors will be determined after end of term processing is complete and diplomas and transcripts will be adjusted accordingly.


If you are an undergraduate student, you must achieve the Inclusive Combined grade point average (GPA) listed below to qualify for honors. Honors are calculated based on the GPA from the previous semester. Information in the program may differ from the final GPA calculation. This GPA includes TTU and transferred coursework.

Cum Laude: 3.50 – 3.69 (solid purple)
Magna Cum Laude: 3.70 – 3.89 (solid gold)
Summa Cum Laude: 3.90 – 4.00 (purple/gold/white)
You can view your inclusive combined GPA by logging into your Eagle Online account – select “Student Records” and “Student GPA.”

Cords are available to honors students through the bookstore. You may purchase cords at Grad Fair or contact the Bookstore at 931-372-3131. Some colleges or honors societies may provide cords to their honors students. As a reminder, cords are part of the academic regalia and must be purchased through the bookstore.