Undergraduate Seniors who are candidates for “Latin Honors at Commencement” have a 3.50 overall GPA (comprised of two components, a 3.5 Chapman GPA AND a 3.5 cumulative GPA including transfer work), have accumulated 54 Chapman-in-residence units taken for a letter grade and have applied for graduation. These students are eligible to purchase a cardinal and gray all-university Honors Cord. One cord signifies all levels of honors.
“Latin Honors at Commencement” are computed as of the end of the 2023 Interterm, because Commencement is held before spring semester grades are reported. If a student’s final semester at Chapman raises the GPA to a level that qualifies him or her for Latin Honors, honors will be noted on the official transcript at degree completion. If a student’s final semester at Chapman lowers the GPA under 3.50, Latin Honors will not be noted on the transcript.
Purchase and wearing of the honors cord is entirely optional. Cords will be available to purchase online and in the Agora Gift Shop in Argyros Forum.
Honor cords are worn during Commencement around the shoulders with the tassels hanging down the front of the gown. Graduate students do not wear honors cords. Latin Honors at Commencement is only recognized by the honors cord; no notation is indicated in the Commencement Bulletin.