Academic Honors

registrar academic honors

Dean's List
At the end of each semester, the University publishes a Dean's List which names those students whose semester academic averages are 3.5 or higher. Students must be enrolled at QU for at least 12 A-F graded semester hours to be included on the Dean's List any given semester.

Once each year the Vice President for Academic Affairs selects top ranking students for inclusion in the National Dean's List, a register of outstanding students from across the nation. To qualify for
nomination, students must have cumulative grade point averages of 3.8 or higher.

Graduation with Honors
Students who maintain cumulative grade point averages of at least 3.4 on all courses completed for a baccalaureate degree are eligible for graduation with honors as follows:

  • Cum Laude - cumulative average 3.40-3.54
  • Magna Cum Laude - cumulative average 3.55-3.74
  • Summa Cum Laude - cumulative average 3.75-4.00

These honor distinctions will be noted on the student's transcript and the diploma.

Students completing degree requirements after May 2010 must have a minimum Quincy University cumulative GPA of 3.40 to be considered for graduation with honors.

The determination of Graduation with Honors for a student with transferable academic credit will be based on the cumulative grade point average of the total college work at Quincy University and at any previous institution. To be eligible for Graduation with Honors, a transfer student must complete a minimum of 56 credit hours of coursework, graded on A-F scales, from four-year institutions. All graduation requirements must be documented as completed prior to commencement for honors to be announced at commencement.

Students receiving Summa Cum Laude honors are awarded the Bonaventure Award for graduating with highest distinction. Students receiving Cum and Magna Cum Laude honors will receive silver and gold cords, respectively.

Students receiving master or associate degrees are not eligible for graduation with honors.