College of LAS « Illinois

LAS Graduation Honors

Requirements for JS Graduation Honors

To graduate with James Scholar Graduation Honors, students must complete four points every year they are an LAS James Scholar.

Students in the prior requirements must complete:

  • 24 hours if you did not complete LAS 122
  • 22 hours if you did complete LAS 122
  • 21 hours if you are a Chemical Engineering Major.

Actual number of hours required may vary if a student opts to be involved in an Honors Experience.

Graduation Audits

To ensure you are on track to graduate with James Scholar Honors, be sure to schedule a Graduation Audit with the LAS Honors Office during your senior year. Please use the ATLAS online scheduling tool to make your appointment. Remember to select LAS Honors from the drop-down calendar option.

Bronze Tablet

Continuous academic achievement is recognized at the University of Illinois by inscribing students' names on the Bronze Tablets which hang in the campus Library. Bronze Tablet recipients must rank in the top three percent of the students of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The actual GPA is recalculated every year and is based on all work completed at the University through the academic term prior to their graduation. To be identified as a Bronze Tablet recipient, transfer students—in addition to meeting the general rules for qualification—must also have earned at least 40 semester hours at this University and have cumulative University of Illinois grade point averages as high as the lowest eligible students who completed all of their academic work on this campus.

College Latin Honors in LAS

Based on December 2015-August 2016 LAS graduates, the following GPAs may be used to determine LAS College Honors on graduation lists between December 2016 and August 2017.

  • (Top 3 percent) Summa Cum Laude (GPA of 3.95)
  • (Top 7 percent) Magna Cum Laude (GPA of 3.90)
  • (Top 12 percent) Cum Laude (GPA of 3.82)

To earn College Latin Honors, a student is required to have both the appropriate GPA and to have completed one of the following:

  • 25 honors hours, OR
  • 35 advanced hours (300/400 level), OR
  • LAS James Scholar Graduation Honors, OR
  • Departmental Distinction

The minimum must be met by both the comprehensive university GPA (including transfer work) and the cumulative GPA of work taken on this campus. All semesters count for Latin Honors.