At the end of each semester, the University publishes an honor roll, with three different levels of recognition; President’s List, Dean’s List, and Academic Merit.
- The President’s List contains the names of undergraduate degree-seeking students who earned a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or above on a minimum load of 12 completed semester hours of A-F graded coursework.
- The Dean’s List contains the names of undergraduate degree-seeking students who earned a term GPA of 3.60 or above on a minimum load of 12 completed semester hours of A-F graded coursework.
- The Academic Merit list contains the names of undergraduate degree-seeking students who started the semester as a part time student (minimum load of 6 completed hours) and earned a term GPA of 3.60 or above on A-F graded coursework.
Students are awarded the highest recognition level for which they are eligible in a given semester, and the level of recognition is marked on the students’ transcripts for the term in which the recognition occurs.
Each spring, traditional degree-seeking students who have distinguished themselves academically are honored at the Celebration of Excellence program.
Three classes of honors are conferred at graduation: cum laude, to those with cumulative minimum grade point averages of 3.4; magna cum laude, minimum 3.6; and summa cum laude, minimum 3.8. All post-secondary work must meet these standards, with the exception of approved off-campus study as a Muskingum student (such as Washington Semester and study abroad). A Latin Honors GPA cannot be higher than the GPA earned at Muskingum. With the exception of approved off-campus study as a Muskingum student, grades earned elsewhere will lower but not raise the Latin Honors GPA, even if the courses for which the grades were earned were not applied by transfer to the Muskingum record. To be eligible for honors designation, students must have completed all degree requirements. Students completing second baccalaureate degrees are also governed by this policy.
The student with the highest cumulative GPA who qualifies for summa cum laude recognition will be designated valedictorian. The student with the second highest GPA who qualifies for summa cum laude recognition will be designated salutatorian.