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Commencement Program
Disclaimer: The listing of graduates is based upon information provided prior to printing of the program. The appearance or absence of any name in the program does not constitute recognition or denial of completion of degree requirements. The program is issued as a ceremonial publication and is not an official record of graduates. The University apologizes for any errors or omissions.

Commencement Graduation with Honors  

Candidates for the Associate of Arts degree who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.50-4.00 will graduate with high honors. These candidates will not wear honor cords, but their diplomas may list their specific honors.  

Bachelor’s degrees with Latin honors are awarded to students who have earned 50 or more semester hours in residence at Shaw University, in accordance with the following scale:  

Cumulative GPA  Latin Honor 
3.75 - 4.00  summa cum laude 
3.50 - 3.74  magna cum laude 
3.25 - 3.49  cum laude 

All hours attempted at Shaw University are included in the grade point computation for honors. 

Candidates for bachelor’s degrees who meet the cumulative GPA requirements (3.25-4.00) are eligible to wear an honor cord at commencement. These candidates will receive honor cords at Commencement Rehearsal.