Latin Honors are awarded to undergraduates on the basis of their overall grade point average (GPA) as follows:
3.50 - 3.64 -- cum laude
3.65 - 3.79 -- magna cum laude
3.80 or higher -- summa cum laude
It is important to note that a graduating student's final GPA is not tabulated until all grades are certified. Due to the timing of final grades in May, most graduating student grades are not certified until just before Commencement.
William & Mary does not issue Honor Cords due to the timing of final grades. It is not possible to ensure the distribution of cords to all eligible students in time for the main ceremony.