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Academic Honors and Awards

Boston College Commencement

Latin honors accompanying the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science are awarded in three grades according to a student’s overall cumulative average. Starting with the class of 2018, the cumulative average for degrees with honors will be as follows:

  • summa cum laude—3.9–4.0
  • magna cum laude—3.8–3.899
  • cum laude—3.667–3.799

Students in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences will be notified by the end of April and students in the Carroll School of Management and the Lynch School of Education will be notified in early May if they will be receiving a special award at the Sunday ceremonies. Phi Beta Kappa inductees will also be notified at this time. The other Schools present special awards at the diploma ceremonies on Commencement Day.

Refer to the Schedule of Events and Activities page for details on award ceremonies' times and locations.