Graduation Honors


Students, who completed their courses with the following weighted average computed on the basis of units, shall be graduated with honors:

Summa cum laude                         1.00 to 1.24 (with no grade lower than 1.5)

Magna cum laude                          1.25 to 1.49 (with no grade lower than 1.7)

Cum laude                                       1.50 to 1.75 (with no grade lower than 2.0)

Provided, that all students graduating with honors, has no dropped course in the curriculum; and provided further, that in case of students graduating with honors in courses the prescribed length of which is less than four years, the English equivalents, namely, “With Honors”, “With High Honors”, and “With Highest Honors”, shall be used instead.

In the computation of the final weighted average of students who are candidates for graduation with honors, only credits earned while in residence shall be included; provided they have no grade lower than 2.0 or its equivalent, obtained in another school.

Students who are candidates for graduation with honors must have completed in the University at least 50 per cent of the total number of academic units or hours for graduation and must have been in residence therein for at least two (2) years immediately prior to graduation.

Students who are candidates for graduation with honors must have taken during each semester not less than fifteen (15) units of credit or the normal load prescribed in the curriculum in cases where such normal load is less than fifteen (15) units, unless the taking of the lighter load was due to justifiable causes.

Each College shall form a committee to evaluate and determine the eligibility of students for graduation including students who will be conferred with honors.