Dean of Academic Life

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Graduation Honors

Muhlenberg College grants degrees with honors in three categories: cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude, based on the cumulative average of all collegiate coursework. Students will be considered for graduation honors only if they achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.500 or greater in 17 or more course units offered through Muhlenberg. Honors will be assigned, however, based on the cumulative GPA achieved in all graded collegiate work ever attempted, including courses not accepted for transfer. Students first enrolled in Fall 1998 or thereafter with a cumulative GPA of 3.500 or greater but less than 3.700 will be recognized as cum laude graduates; students with a cumulative GPA of 3.700 or greater but less than 3.900 will graduate magna cum laude; and students with a cumulative GPA of 3.900 or more will be honored as summa cum laude graduates.

Honors Convocation

Every spring, usually the third Sunday in April, Muhlenberg recognizes the academic achievements and excellence of our students with an Honors Convocation. The prizes and awards range the spectrum of disciplines, whether Humanities, Social Sciences or Natural Sciences. In addition to these awards is also the announcement of student recipients of Summer Research Grants and students elected to Phi Beta Kappa.