The regulations published in the Undergraduate Catalog are a digest of the rules of the institution. Changes may be made in the regulations at any time to promote the best interests of the university and its students. Students are responsible for knowing the published regulations, policies, and standards of the university and of their college or school.
Honor Roll Requirements
Undergraduate students who earn a semester GPA of 3.50-3.74 will be listed on the Dean’s Honor Roll; those who earn a semester GPA of 3.75-4.00 will be listed on the Chancellor’s Honor Roll. To be eligible for honor roll designation, a student must have completed at least 12 A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D, F-graded hours for the semester and may not be on academic probation during the semester.
Graduation with Honors
For excellent scholarship, the University of Mississippi awards bachelor’s degrees CUM LAUDE, MAGNA CUM LAUDE, and SUMMA CUM LAUDE.
To graduate with honors, a student must have the recommendation of the faculty, and must never have undergone disciplinary suspension, dismissal, or expulsion. Graduation honors are based on a student’s cumulative GPA on all college work attempted. However, courses numbered below 100, grades which have been removed under the forgiveness policy, and grades earned before Academic Restart are not included in calculating the GPA for honors. At least one-half of the number of semester hours of work required for the degree (e.g., 62 for a 124-hour degree program) must be completed at the University of Mississippi. The required GPA must be attained on all work attempted in residence at the University of Mississippi separately considered, as well as on all college work attempted both at the university and at other institutions, including independent study (correspondence or Internet-based) courses taken, regardless of whether such work has been accepted for transfer credit at the university.
To be eligible for a degree CUM LAUDE, a student must have a grade-point average of 3.50 or above but below 3.75 on all college work attempted.
Magna Cum Laude
To be eligible for a degree MAGNA CUM LAUDE, a student must have a grade-point average of 3.75 or above but below 3.90 on all college work attempted.
Summa Cum Laude
To be eligible for a degree SUMMA CUM LAUDE, a student must have a grade-point average of 3.90 or above on all college work attempted.