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CEHSP Advising & Academic Services


Advising & Academic Services, 120 Bohannon Hall, 1207 Ordean Ct, Duluth, MN 55812

Phone: (218) 726-7156; Fax: (218) 726-7073; Email:

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College Honors

At UMD, a maximum of 15 percent of the graduating class can graduate with college honors. In CEHSP, the top three percent of the graduating class is designated summa cum laude, the next 5 percent magna cum laude, and the next seven percent cum laude. The minimum GPAs necessary to achieve these honors are established on the basis of the record of the previous year's graduating class.

All transfer credits that are counted toward meeting graduation requirements at UMD must be included in calculating the cumulative GPA for honors purposes. Grades in transfer courses cannot qualify a student for honors if the cumulative GPA for UMD credits does not merit honors, and they cannot qualify a student to earn a higher honors classification than that earned on the basis of UMD credits. UMD credits include those earned through day school, Continuing Education, and summer session.

Fall 2013, Spring 2014 and Summer 2014 graduates, the minimum GPA for honors is as follows:



Wondering if you qualify for Graduating with honors?

Summa Cum Laude:  top 3% of graduating class

Magna Cum Laude:  top 5% of graduating class

Cum Laude:  top 7% of graduating class