Academic Honors

The dean's list, which is issued at the close of each semester, recognizes students who have completed a minimum of 12 graded credit hours and have earned a grade point average of 3.55 (on a 4.0 system) for the semester. Part-time students are eligible for the dean's list after they have completed 12 credits at Misericordia University, and earn six or more undergraduate credits in a given semester. The dean's list is an award earned at the end of each semester.

Undergraduate students are awarded baccalaureate degrees with distinction for exceptional academic achievement. Honors are awarded as follows:


Grade Point Average at Graduation

Summa Cum Laude

3.90 and above

Magna Cum Laude

3.70 – 3.89

Cum Laude

3.50 – 3.69

A student must have completed at least 60 credits at Misericordia University to qualify for these honors. The class valedictorian is determined by the full-time matriculated student with the highest cumulative undergraduate average who has completed all course work at Misericordia University with the exception of the 12 credits allowed through off-campus requests or any advanced placement credits.

Students who complete the Misericordia University Honors Program while achieving a GPA of 3.25 or higher will be awarded an honors designation (see program requirements for a description).