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Eligibility and Honors

Ceremony Participation Eligibility

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The following students are eligible to march in the Winter 2015 Commencement Ceremony:

- September 2014 graduates who fulfilled all degree requirements during the Summer 2014 sessions; or
- Winter (January) candidates who will have completed their degree requirements in the Fall/Winter immediately prior to January 22, 2015.

Remember to RSVP by January 7 to reserve your tickets!

 

**To have your name included in the printed program your Degree Audit must be complete by October 14. No exceptions!

 

Honors

Graduation with general college honors will be noted on your diploma and transcript.
A student who has completed 60 credits of traditional letter grades at Hunter College may be considered for graduation honors.

  • Summa Cum Laude: Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.900 or higher
  • Magna Cum Laude: Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.750 to 3.899
  • Cum Laude: Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.500 to 3.749

Graduation with Departmental Honors will be noted on your transcript.
Individual academic departments identify those students who are eligible to graduate with departmental honors. If you have additional questions, please contact your major department directly.

Valedictorian
Criteria: 4.0 GPA and all credits completed at Hunter College.
NOTE: College credits completed in high school through AP, College Now, or similar programs do not affect eligibility for Valedictorian, even if those credits were earned at institutions other than Hunter College.

Salutatorian(s)
Criteria:
  Either:

  •  3.900-3.999 GPA and all credits completed at Hunter College; or
  • Transfer students with 4.0 GPA and 60 or more credits completed at Hunter College

NOTE: College credits completed in high school through AP, College Now, or similar programs do not affect eligibility for Salutatorian, even if those credits were earned at institutions other than Hunter College.

For the purposes of designating Valedictorian and Salutatorians, course(s) taken "on permit" at other CUNY schools are included when calculating the GPA.

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What is "Commencement"?

"Commencement" refers to Hunter's graduation ceremony. Hunter hosts two graduation ceremonies each academic year - one for winter graduation candidates and one for spring graduation candidates.

 
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