Graduating with Honors

Graduating with Honors and Distinction


It is the policy of the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio to recognize the academic achievement of students with scholastic honors awarded upon graduation. Honors are denoted on official transcripts, but not on diplomas.

Latin Honors

Students whose final GPAs upon graduation fall within specified ranges qualify for Latin Honors,¬†including Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude and Summa Cum Laude. Each of these are described further under University Procedures in the Catalog. Honors are not published on students’ diplomas, but are indicated on qualifying students’ final, official transcripts after all grades have been posted.

Graduating undergraduate students who earn particular GPAs at the end of their respective programs shall be recognized with the following notations based on the GPA ranges specified:

  • Cumulative GPA:¬† Cum Laude: 3.5-3.69
  • Cumulative GPA: Magna Cum Laude: 3.7-3.89
  • Cumulative GPA: Summa Cum Laude: 3.9-4.00

Graduate and professional-level students do not qualify for Latin honors as noted above.

Additional Honors and Distinctions and School Requirements

Each school and program has specific requirements to graduate with additional honors. These honors and the requirements to achieve them are detailed in the University Catalog.

Additional Information

Please contact the Office of the University Registrar for further questions.