• Current Hamline Students

    Instructions for applying to University Honors
    University Honors Application

    Please note: University Honors applications are due twice a year, in early December and late April.

    There are several forms of honors with which students can graduate:

    • University Honors. University Honors reflect the completion of a comprehensive program that emerges out of and honors Hamline’s mission, values, and vision. Students who have fulfilled requirements in four areas—academic excellence, undergraduate research, contributions to community, and development as a lifelong learner—graduate with University Honors.

    • Latin honors. Latin honors reflect a student’s GPA. Students who have 52 or more credits graded on an A–F scale and meet the following overall GPA requirements graduate with Latin honors: 3.50–3.74: cum laude; 3.75–3.89: magna cum laude; 3.9 and above: summa cum laude. (Students pursuing University Honors can also achieve Latin honors and can apply this distinction in the category of academic excellence.)

    • Departmental honors. Departmental honors reflect the completion of a major research or creative project. Students who successfully complete a Departmental Honors Project (DHP) in their major graduate with departmental honors. (Students pursuing University Honors can also achieve Departmental honors and can apply this distinction in the category of undergraduate research.)