The word "honors" has two different meanings at UW-Platteville. On the one hand, it refers to scholastic honors, which is the recognition given by the university to students who have achieved high grade point averages. That recognition is given at various times through a student's academic program by the publication of the Chancellor's and Dean's Honor Rolls, and at commencement with the designations of "summa cum laude" and "magna cum laude."

Students earning 48 or more credits at UW-Platteville and who earn high curriculum grade point averages during their undergraduate years, graduate in two categories: honors (3.50-3.74), and high honors (3.75-4.00) with the designations of magna cum laude (honors) and summa cum laude (high honors).All students must earn 32 credits in residence at UW-Platteville and also 23 of their last 32 credits in residence.

In addition the chancellor and each college dean will award honors at the end of each semester based on the performance during that semester. Each of those offices have their own credit and grade point requirements for eligibility.

To qualify for Chancellor’s or Dean’s Honors, students must complete at least 12 credits during the semester and meet the following grade point average requirements:

  • Chancellor's Honors: 4.00 G.P.A.
  • Dean's Honors, by college
    • Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture: 3.75 G.P.A. (effective 9/2014)
    • Engineering, Mathematics and Science: 3.50 G.P.A.
    • Liberal Arts and Education: 3.75 G.P.A.