Distinction at graduation shall be awarded to those baccalaureate degree candidates of the graduating class according to the following rule. The top 12 percent of the baccalaureate degree candidates from any college shall be eligible to graduate with distinction if they have achieved at least a grade-point average of 3.50, based on at least 60 credits at the University. The 12 percent should be divided into two percent "With Summa Cum Laude," four percent "Magna Cum Laude," and six percent "Cum Laude."
It is critical for the University to have the correct information for the diploma and an accurate mailing address for each student. Students may update this information on LionPATH.
Diplomas will be mailed, at no cost, to the graduates’ permanent residence or LionPATH diploma mailing address approximately four weeks after the commencement ceremony.
The official transcript is the University's official statement of your academic record. It lists all courses completed, all grades earned, and the semester in which they were received. The official transcript also contains notations of distinctions, minors, options, and degrees received. The official transcript is printed on security sensitive paper and contains the University seal and signature of the University registrar.
You may be asked to provide a copy of your official transcript to potential employers, graduate schools, professional organizations, and so on. It is very common for potential employers and organizations to request that the University send your transcript directly to them. For your protection, we will not release an official transcript without your permission and signature.
Visit the University registrar's web site for additional information and instructions on how to obtain your transcript.