Dean's List

Dean's High Honors List

A student shall be eligible for the Dean's High Honors List in any semester in which his or her grade point average is at least 3.70, and provided he or she receives no grade of "D," "F," or "I," and has earned a minimum of 12 semester-hour credits.

Part-Time Student Dean's High Honors List

A part-time student shall be eligible for the Dean's High Honors List on an annual basis (defined as any courses taken during the Spring, Summer and/or Fall semesters) if his or her grade point average is at least 3.70, the student has earned a minimum of 12 semester-hour credits for the year, and provided he or she receives no grade of "D," "F," or "I."

Dean's Honors List

A student shall be eligible for the Dean's Honors List in any semester in which his or her grade point average is between 3.30 and 3.699 inclusive, and provided he or she receives no grade of "D," "F," or "I," and has earned a minimum of 12 semester-hour credits. Download the Full-Time Dean's List 2013 [PDF].

Part-Time Student Dean's Honors List

A part-time student shall be eligible for the Dean's Honors List on an annual basis (defined as any courses taken during the Spring, Summer and/or Fall semesters) if his or her grade point average is between 3.30 and 3.699 inclusive, the student has earned a minimum of 12 semester-hour credits for the year, and provided he or she receives no grade of "D," "F," or "I." Download the Part-Time Dean's List 2013 [PDF].

Graduation with Honors

Latin Honors

To be eligible to graduate with Latin Honors, an undergraduate student must have completed at least 60 semester hours of work at Suffolk University. (Courses for which a student receives credit through CLEP examinations may not be counted toward this minimum of 60 semester hours.)

  • Summa Cum Laude: You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.85, and have no grades of F or I.
  • Magna Cum Laude: You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.7, and have no grades of F or I.
  • Cum Laude: You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3, and have no more than one grade of F or I.

Graduation Honors, Transfer Students

Transfer students with fewer than 60 semester hours at Suffolk University are recognized for high academic achievement. Transfer students who have completed 45–59 semester hours of Suffolk University courses (courses for which a student receives credit through CLEP examinations may not be counted toward this minimum of 45 semester hours) are eligible for the following honors:

  • Highest Distinction, for transfer students who have met the credit residency requirement stipulated above, have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.85 and have no grades of “F” or “I.”
  • High Distinction, for transfer students who have met the credit residency requirement stipulated above, have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.7 and have no grades of “F” or “I.”
  • Distinction, for transfer students who have met the credit residency requirement stipulated above, have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.3, and have no more than one grade of “F” or “I.”

Recognition Day Awards

Every spring, the Sawyer Business School and the College of Arts & Sciences host a recognition ceremony to honor our students' academic achievements.

Highest Class Honors

Outstanding Student Awards are given to the sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the Sawyer Business School and College of Arts & Sciences with the highest cumulative grade point averages. To be eligible for consideration, a student must have accrued the following minimum credit hours while in attendance at Suffolk University. A grade of "D," "F," or "I" disqualifies a student, regardless of GPA.

Class Minimum Earned Credit Hours at Suffolk University:

  • Sophomore: 42
  • Junior: 70
  • Senior: 106

Major Honors and Awards

Awards for achievement in each major are defined and determined by the individual academic departments upon review of their junior and senior majors each spring semester.