Degree candidates who have completed a minimum of 60 hours in residence, with at least 50 hours in graded courses, are considered for graduation with scholastic honors as follows: Students with a 3.950 or above K-State academic average are designated as summa cum laude. The remaining students in the upper three percent of the college graduating class are designated magna cum laude. Those remaining in the upper 10 percent are graduated cum laude. Doctor of veterinary medicine degree candidates are eligible to receive these honors based on courses completed in the professional program.
Students with 12 graded hours whose semester grade point average places them in the upper 10 percent academically of their classification and college will be awarded semester scholastic honors.