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Graduating with Honors

Graduating with Honors

Effective May 12, 2001, candidates for graduation eligible for Latin honors must complete at least sixty (60) semester hours of graded course work offered by Winston-Salem State University (traditional and non-traditional delivery) and will be designated on the commencement program as:

Summa Cum Laude Those having attained a grade point average of 3.80-4.0
Magna Cum Laude Those having attained a grade point average of 3.50-3.79
Cum Laude Those having attained a grade point average of 3.00-3.49

Effective May 12, 2001, candidates for graduation eligible for honors who have completed at least 30 semester hours and less than 60 semester hours of graded course work offered by Winston-Salem State University (traditional and nontraditional delivery) will be designated on the commencement program as follows:

Distinction Those having attained a grade point average of 3.00-4.00



The honors designations in the commencement program for spring undergraduates are based on the cumulative GPA earned by Fall semester 2014. Since spring semester grades will not be reported at the time the program is printed, some modifications in the tentative honors shown will have to be made following the recording of the spring semester 2015 grades. To be eligible for Latin honors a student must complete at least sixty (60) semester hours of graded course work offered by Winston-Salem State University. To be eligible for distinction students must have completed at least 30 semester hours and less than 60 semester hours of graded course work offered by Winston-Salem State University.

Students having received the Honors Program's General Honors and Departmental Honors Awards will also be eligible for the Honors Bachelor's Degree. The honor will be recorded on student's academic record.

Military Honor Cords

In recognition of your military service to the United States of America, Winston-Salem State University would like to honor your graduation by authorizing you to wear red, white, and blue honor cords to your commencement ceremony.

Eligibility: If you are graduating and are an honorably discharged U.S. veteran, are currently serving in the U.S. military (active duty, National Guard, or Reserves), or are an ROTC student commissioning upon graduation, you are authorized to wear a Military Honor Cord. Military-affiliated faculty and staff are welcome to receive honor cords as well.

Distribution: The Military Honor cords are available for pick up in in Thompson Center 207C from 1:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 and Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Please bring your WSSU ID card and either a copy of your DD-214 or valid military identification card.

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Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000



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