Graduation honors are given to students who have completed a minimum of 64 SH in residence with the following cumulative grade point averages:
3.80 - 4.00 Summa Cum Laude
3.60 - 3.79 Magna Cum Laude
3.50 - 3.59 Cum Laude
Latin honors are awarded at the time of degree completion. Latin honors are not recognized for students who choose to participate in the commencement ceremony prior to degree completion.
Senior Residence Requirement
Candidates for a degree must take 32 of their last 36 semester hours at Lake Erie College. Degrees are not granted in absentia unless a special petition to the faculty is approved.
Lake Erie College awards the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Education and Master of Business Administration. General education requirements are the same for all bachelor's degrees; the degree awarded is determined by the student's major field of study. It is the responsibility of the student to be sure that all degree and major requirements are fulfilled by graduation.
Candidates for all bachelor's degrees must:
1. Complete 128 semester hours of credit with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher; 32 semester credits of the student's last 36 semester credits must be taken at Lake Erie College.
2. Complete the general education requirements (basic proficiencies and core requirements) described in this section of the catalog.
3. Complete the requirements for the major field of study identified in the section of the catalog entitled Requirements for the Academic Major. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all major courses is required.
Candidates for graduation must apply by completing the required forms which are available in the Registrar's Office. The deadlines are May 1 for August and December graduations, and December 1 for May graduation. Students completing degrees in August and December participate in the December Commencement ceremony. Students completing degrees in May participate in the May Commencement ceremony. Exception requests for ceremony participation must be submitted to the Academic Standards Committee by the application deadline.