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Graduating with University Honors

Finance Student graduating with University Honors from the McCombs School of Business at The university of Texas at Austin.On this page you will find information on the Honors grade point averages (GPA) cutoffs for the McCombs School of Business for May 2014. The top 20% of each graduating class is recognized as graduating with University Honors. Honors designations are determined by GPA cutoffs established by the University as follows:

• The top 4% of a graduating class receives “Highest Honors.”
• The top 10% of a graduating class receives “High Honors.”
• The top 20% of a graduating class receives “Honors.”

Honors are calculated for the spring graduating class each May. The spring criteria are used for the subsequent summer and fall graduations. Below you'll find the  Honors GPA cutoffs, calculated for the May 2014 graduating class.

Highest Honors  4.0000 to 3.9361
High Honors  3.9362 to 3.8692
Honors  3.8693 to 3.7724

This table illustrates why graduation with University Honors is so competitive. The minimum grade point averages needed to graduate with University Honors in the McCombs School of Business have remained very competitive and high beyond the actual minimum GPAs required to meet the category published in the University General Information catalog. This is due to the fact that more than 20% of these graduating classes earned a 3.5 or higher GPA. You should not assume that a minimum GPA of 3.5 will guarantee honors, 3.65 high honors, or 3.80 highest honors. Honors designations for each spring semester will be determined by the size of the graduating class and the number of students with 3.5 to 4.0 GPA.

If you'd like more information on how University Honors are calculated and a summary of past three years of University cutoffs at McCombs, check our FAQ section.