Academic Honors

How are students in the College of LifeLong Learning recognized for academic excellence?

There are many awards for maintaining high academic standards. At Immaculata, students are recognized for academic excellence through the Dean’s List, Latin Honors and various honor societies. If you hope to receive various honors at graduation, please become familiar with the requirements now.

Dean’s List

Dean's Lists are generated three times each year following the fall, spring, and summer semesters. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, you must have earned at least nine graded credits within the semester with a minimum GPA of 3.7. Courses in which you earn a grade of “P” cannot be used toward the nine-credit minimum.

Latin Honors

At the time of graduation, baccalaureate degree recipients who have completed a minimum of 60 graded credits at Immaculata University (CLEP, CPL, and transfer credits are not included) will be evaluated for Latin Honors. Latin Honors are awarded for final, cumulative grade point averages as follows:

summa cum laude  3.95

magna cum laude   3.85

cum laude               3.65

Latin Honors are printed on the diploma, on the transcript, and noted on the commencement program. Immaculata does not award cords for Latin Honors.

Honor Societies

There are a number of national and international honor societies that recognize the exceptional accomplishments of individual students. Each honor society has its own criteria for membership. Based on that criteria, qualified students are invited to join. In some instances, nominated students may be asked to write an essay and/or pay a fee before they are inducted into the honor society.

Invitations to join an honor society are sent to your Immaculata e-mail with specific directions and deadlines for responding. Most induction ceremonies are held in the spring semester. Many honor societies award cords, which you may wear as part of your academic attire at commencement.