@ Istria- I go to ASU, and to graduate with recognition the University only looks at the resident credits. You do need to have at least 50 or 56 resident credits to qualify for honors recognition depending on the campus, but that is the only requirement. At my University Cum Laude is 3.40 to 3.59 cumulative GPA. To graduate Magna Cum Laude you need a 3.60-3.79 cumulative GPA. Finally, to graduate Summa Cum Laude, a student must maintain a 3.80 to 4.00 cumulative GPA.
Right now I hold a 3.67 resident credit GPA in a B.S Sustainability, and I only have a year and a half left. I am really pushing to graduate with honors so I can pursue my goals of going to graduate school.