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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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Honors Policies

A student may graduate with University Honors as determined by the College of Liberal Arts faculty. These are designated as summa cum laude (with highest honors), magna cum laude (with high honors) and cum laude (with honors).

Transfer students will be considered for University Honors based on the lower of the following: (1) Willamette University g.p.a.; or (2) g.p.a. for combined Willamette and transfer grades.

A student may graduate with department honors in the major field of study by distinguished completion of a thesis, research project, performance or creative exhibition, by attainment of a departmentally specified cumulative grade point average for courses within the major and by completing other requirements as prescribed by the major program faculty.

A student may be named to the College Honors List for any semester during which the student earns a g.p.a. of 3.75 or better with no fewer than three credits of graded coursework. The Honors List is widely published and a notation of this achievement is made on the student’s transcript.