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Honor Societies

Enhance your professional value through national honor societies.

Dean's List

If you complete at least 6 credits (in courses graded A, B, C, D, or F) with a GPA of at least 3.5 in a term and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 at UMGC, you are eligible for the dean's list.

If you fail to earn the required average by the end of the academic term, you must complete a minimum of 6 more credits during the next academic term to be considered for the dean's list again. All courses taken during an academic term are used in computing the average, even though the total number of credits may exceed 6. A term is designated as fall, spring, or summer. Eligibility for the dean's list is calculated each term.

If you make the dean's list, you will be notified via e-mail of your achievement by the Office of the Dean, the Undergraduate School.

Academic Honors

Academic honors for excellence in scholarship are determined by your cumulative GPA at UMGC at the time of your bachelor's degree conferral. The distinction of summa cum laude is conferred on those students with a cumulative GPA of 4.000, magna cum laude on those students with a cumulative GPA of 3.901 up to 3.999, and cum laude on those students with a cumulative GPA of 3.800 up to 3.900. To be eligible for any of these categories of recognition, you must have earned at least 30 credits at UMGC in courses for which a letter grade and quality points were assigned. For honors to be conferred with a second bachelor's degree, you are required to have a total of 30 new UMGC credits and the requisite GPA. Honors are not calculated or awarded for your associate's degree.

Honor Societies

UMGC students with superior academic records have the opportunity to join several national honor societies.

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