Academic Honors

Dean’s List

Students who excel in scholarship by earning a grade point average of at least 3.5 with no grade lower than C are recognized by being placed on the dean’s list. Full-time students must complete at least 14 credits in a semester, with at least 12 credits that have been graded on a letter grade basis (A through C) to be eligible. Part-time students must complete at least 6 credits during a semester.

Degrees with Honors

Students who have demonstrated superior scholarship, who have fully completed all course work and requirements for their bachelor's degrees and who have attended Quinnipiac for at least 60 credits immediately prior to graduation are eligible to receive degrees with honors. Designation on diplomas and transcripts is based on grade point averages as follows:

Summa Cum Laude 3.90–4.00
Magna Cum Laude 3.70–3.89
Cum Laude 3.50–3.69

A complete list of academic awards and honor societies, is available in the Academic Awards and Honor Societies section of the catalog.

Undergraduate students with strong academic records and extensive intellectual curiosity may apply to the Honors Program.