Degree Honors - 2020 - 2021

The Official Degrees Honors cutoffs for the 2020-21 academic year are based on all graduates from 
2017-2018, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020.

School Summa Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude
Cox School of Business 3.947 3.895 3.851
Dedman College 3.943 3.888 3.826
Lyle School of Engineering 3.923 3.842 3.792
Meadows School of the Arts 3.937 3.892 3.844
Simmons School of EHD 3.911 3.830 3.715

The awarding of graduation honors will be determined by the minimum GPAs announced at the beginning of each academic year for each of the five undergraduate schools. The minimum GPAs for each school have been determined by pooling all graduates in the school from the previous three academic years and determining the GPAs in each school that represent the top 5 percent, 10 percent, and 15 percent. Students earning a degree with majors in two or more schools will receive the highest degree honors for which they are eligible.

The GPA used to determine honors is the lower of the student's SMU cumulative GPA and all-college GPA (includes transfer work).