Mississippi College

Undergraduate Honors

Honors Convocation

Each year, Mississippi College honors our outstanding students at the annual Honor's Convocation.   For more information about Honors Convocation, please contact Margaret Cole at mcole@mc.edu or 601.925.3809.

Honors at Graduation

Students graduating from Mississippi College with Latin honors wear stoles indicating their special academic accomplishment:  white stoles designate cum laude, gold stoles designate magna cum laude and blue stoles designate summa cum laude.

Baccalaureate degrees at Mississippi College may carry two types of academic honors. These honors are recognized in the commencement exercise and on the academic transcript.

Graduation with Latin honors

Students, including transfer students, who have completed at least half of their work at Mississippi College (a minimum of 65 semester hours at MC, excluding AP, IB, CLEP, or credit by correspondence) will receive their degrees with special recognition in accordance with the following grade averages:

  • 3.500 - 3.699: Graduation cum laude
  • 3.700 - 3.899: Graduation magna cum laude
  • 3.900 - 4.000: Graduation summa cum laude

Graduation in the Honors Program

In the Honors Program, juniors and seniors with high academic averages may complete a program of independent research leading to an honors thesis or project.  Graduation with Honors requires a satisfactory paper (or project), a cumulative average of 3.25, and an average of 3.5 in the major field; Graduation with High Honors requires a superior paper (or project), a cumulative average of 3.5, and an average of 3.75 in the major field.

Jurisprudence Honors at Mississippi College 

Transfer students must earn 60 credit hours at Mississippi College School of Law to qualify for these designations.

  • 3.250 - 3.499: Graduation cum laude
  • 3.500 - 3.749: Graduation magna cum laude
  • 3.750 - 4.000: Graduation summa cum laude

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