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Academic Recognition

There are two kinds of academic recognition:

1. Dean's Honor List:

Full time students who obtain a semester GPA of 3.20/4.00 or higher with no incomplete
grades, during a given semester are placed on the Dean's List for that semester. These
students are invited to attend the Dean’s Luncheon held in their honor.


2. Graduation with Distinction:

An undergraduate student with high academic achievement will graduate with:
Cum Laude (Distinction), if the cumulative GPA falls between 3.20/4.0 and 3.49/4.0;
Magna Cum Laude (High Distinction), if the cumulative GPA falls between 3.50/4.0
and 3.79/4.0;
Summa Cum Laude (Highest Distinction), if the cumulative GPA is 3.80/4.0 or above.
Such distinctions appear on the student’s transcript and degree. A transfer undergraduate
student is only eligible for these distinctions if he/she has completed at least 60 credits at NDU.
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