Honors

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Who is this for?

Harvard College students who have applied to graduate, Concentration departments interested in making a recommendation

Honors for Undergraduate Degrees

Types of Honors

English Honors (Departmental Honors)

Determined by the department, committee, School, or program that oversees your concentration and based solely on work completed for your concentration.

Latin Honors (College Honors)

FAS makes recommendations to the Governing Boards of the University based on your full student record. 

Qualifying Criteria

Your concentration department must submit your official recommendation in the my.harvard FAS Graduation Tracker (see Degree Deadlines). Grade point averages are based on all completed letter-graded courses taken while at Harvard including all failed courses, courses taken for credit in Harvard Summer School, and by cross-registration only as appropriate (see Grade Point Averages for Undergraduates).

You must meet the following criteria to qualify for honors:

  • You are a degree candidate in the active graduation term
  • Your concentration makes a recommendation by the deadline
  • Earn 96 credits in qualifying letter grades

May 2022 Grade Point Cutoffs for Honors

3.976

summa cum laude in field

3.909

magna cum laude in field

3.757

cum laude
in field

3.909

cum laude

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