|2.43.61||Graduation with Distinction|
|2.43.61.010||Effective Fall Term 1986, Wayne State University will bestow upon students completing the baccalaureate degree three separate designations for scholastic excellence reflected in the cumulative honor point average: Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude. Graduation with Distinction will be indicated on the student's diploma and on the transcript.|
|2.43.61.020||Graduation with Distinction will recognize at each graduation the top 20 percent of students in each college who have earned the highest honor point average in their colleges with the following approximate distribution:
Top 5% Next 5% Next 10%
Summa Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude
|2.43.61.030||The specific minimum honor point average will be determined each year in the following manner, except that it shall not be less than 3.0:|
|2.43.61.040||Based on the honor point average distributions of the previous year's senior class, the honor point average cut-offs for each college will be established to provide for recognition of the top 18% to 20% of the graduating students.|
The criteria for Graduation with Distinction include:
(2) The amendment to 2.43.61.050 provides for waivers, under exceptional circumstances, of the residency provision.
(3) Section 2.43.61.050 was amended to reflect the change in the number of credits from 60 to 56 needed for graduation with distinction.