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Academic Recognition

There are two kinds of academic recognition:


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.


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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