Scholastic honors are determined each graduation about 6 weeks before graduation. They are calculated based on the BYU and total GPA of students who have been submitted to graduate. A student must have 45 residency hours in order to qualify for Scholastic Honors. They are calculated as follows.
Summa Cum Laude: Top 1% of those submitted for graduation
Magna Cum Laude: Top 1.1 to 5% of those submitted for graduation
Cum Laude: Top 5.1% to 10% of those submitted for graduation
If a student has a GPA in the honors break off range and does not have the 45 hours at the time the honors are calculated but will have after grade processing, his/her name will not appear as having honors in the Commencement Program but the honors will show up on the diploma and transcript. These figures will be available a few weeks before graduation.
Note: There are no special regalia to wear for graduating students receiving scholastic honors.
December 2013 Scholastic Honors are as follows
Summa Cum Laude: 3.99
Magna Cum Laude: 3.89
Cum Laude: 3.83
* For additional information about Scholastic Honors contact Graduation Services at (801) 422-7675. Information about University Honors can be obtained by using the contact information below.
A detailed explanation of the University Honors Program is available in 102A MSRB or you can contact the Honors Office at (801) 422-5497. For more information, visit http://honors.byu.edu/ or you can find more information in the University Honors Education section of the general catalog.
For information on Phi Kappa Phi see their web page http://phikappaphi.byu.edu/
Phi Kappa Phi's email address is email@example.com
Students who are members of Phi Kappa Phi are listed in the commencement program.