Policies & Procedures

Latin Honors

University of Massachusetts Lowell recognizes baccalaureate graduates who have attained exceptional scholastic distinction. To be eligible for such recognition a student must achieve a minimum overall grade point average of 3.25 for courses completed at the UMass Lowell and must have earned a minimum of 60 credits from UMass Lowell.

Three levels of distinction are noted at commencement:

Summa Cum Laude 3.850 - 4.0 
Magna Cum Laude 3.500 - 3.849 
Cum Laude 3.250 - 3.499

University Honors are officially entered on the permanent record of students.