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Our Graduates Believe in Shaw
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2014 Commencement Videos

2014 Commencement Program
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Commencement Program

Commencement Graduation with Honors  

Candidates for the Associate of Arts degree who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.50-4.00 will graduate with high honors. These candidates will not wear honor cords, but their diplomas may list their specific honors.  

Bachelor’s degrees with Latin honors are awarded to students who have earned 50 or more semester hours in residence at Shaw University, in accordance with the following scale:  

Cumulative GPA  Latin Honor 
3.75 - 4.00  summa cum laude 
3.50 - 3.74  magna cum laude 
3.25 - 3.49  cum laude 

All hours attempted at Shaw University are included in the grade point computation for honors. 

Candidates for bachelor’s degrees who meet the cumulative GPA requirements (3.25-4.00) are eligible to wear an honor cord at commencement. These candidates will receive honor cords at Commencement Rehearsal.