The University recognizes academic distinction by noting on the transcript that a student has graduated Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, or Summa Cum Laude. The required cumulative grade point average is: 3.5 for Cum Laude, 3.7 for Magna Cum Laude, and 3.9 for Summa Cum Laude. For students who have transferred into this university, to qualify for honors a minimum of 20 courses must have been taken at Catholic University.