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Graduation Information

Graduation Information

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Graduates are responsible for ensuring that all academic requirements are met prior to the date of graduation. To verify your academic and graduation status, you can examine your degree audit through DegreeWorks at If you have any questions or concerns after viewing your audit, you may contact the Registrar here.

Final academic honors are not announced during the graduation ceremonies. Tentative academic honors will be announced for students whose cumulative grade point average at the end of the Fall 2020 Semester places them in the top 12% of the anticipated graduating class.

Tentative academic honors are announced for ceremonial purposes only and must not be included in resumes, or otherwise treated as official. Final academic honors will be announced and posted on the website by mid-June. The appropriate notation will be on your diploma and transcript. Final academic honors will be awarded as follows:

  • Top 2% Summa Cum Laude
  • Next 3% Magna Cum Laude
  • Next 7% Cum Laude

Graduates receiving tentative academic honors will be recognized with a gold honor cord at the graduation ceremony. Graduates receiving a Pro Bono Commitment to Community Award will be recognized with a purple cord. The only cords permitted as part of your academic regalia are the ones issued by the Registrar’s Office and distributed for academic and pro bono honors. All other cords representing organizations or groups may only be worn after the completion of the graduation ceremony.

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Office of the Registrar - Law

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


School of Law

Keller Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2760