The Official Degree Honors cutoffs for the 2011-12 academic year are based on all graduates from 2008-09, 2009-10, and 2010-2011.
Summa Cum Laude
Magna Cum Laude
Cox School of Business
Lyle School of Engineering
Meadows School of the Arts
Simmons School of EHD
The awarding of
graduation honors will be determined by the minimum GPAs announced at the
beginning of each academic year for each of the five undergraduate schools.
The minimum GPAs for each school have been determined by pooling all
graduates in the school from the previous three academic years and
determining the GPAs in each school that represent the top 5 percent, 10
percent, and 15 percent. Students earning a degree with majors in two or
more schools will receive the highest degree honors for which they are
The GPA used to determine honors is the lower of the student's SMU
cumulative GPA and all-college GPA (includes transfer work).