Distinction at graduation (policy 88-00) is awarded to baccalaureate degree candidates with:
A student's distinction level is determined based on the final cumulative grade point average in the semester in which the student's degree is conferred. Preliminary distinction (based on the cumulative grade point average as of the semester prior to degree conferal) may be acknowledged at the commencement ceremony.
The distinction table is created in September for the coming fall, spring semesters and summer session, based on the grade-point average information of previous graduates.
|College||Cum Laude||Magna Cum Laude||Summa Cum Laude|
|Arts and Architecture||3.83||3.91||3.96|
|Smeal College of Business||3.82||3.90||3.97|
|Earth and Mineral Sciences||3.77||3.88||3.97|
|Health and Human Development||3.80||3.89||3.97|
|Information Sciences and Tech||3.76||3.86||3.94|
|Cum Laude||Magna Cum Laude||Summa Cum Laude|