University of Massachusetts Lowell recognizes baccalaureate graduates who have attained exceptional scholastic distinction. To be eligible for such recognition a student must achieve a minimum overall grade point average of 3.25 for courses completed at the UMass Lowell and must have earned a minimum of 60 credits from UMass Lowell.
Three levels of distinction are noted at commencement:
|Summa Cum Laude|| 3.850 - 4.0 |
|Magna Cum Laude|| 3.500 - 3.849 |
|Cum Laude|| 3.250 - 3.499|
University Honors are officially entered on the permanent record of students.