Honors at South University

South University is proud to honor those students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement in their programs of study. Honors are evaluated during a student's academic program (for undergraduate students only) and after successful completion of his/her academic program. Only courses taken at South University will be considered in evaluating and computing honors. 

  1. Honors during a Student's Academic Program

    South University honors undergraduate students for their periodic outstanding academic achievement through the Chancellor's List and the Dean's List. To be eligible for the Chancellor's List, a student must achieve a grade point average of 4.00 for the courses completed during the evaluation period. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must achieve a grade point average greater than or equal to 3.50 and less than 4.00 for the courses completed during the evaluation period.

    For undergraduate students, the Chancellor's and Dean's Lists are published quarterly. To be eligible for the Chancellor's List, a student must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours (non-developmental courses) during the quarter and earn the appropriate grade point average specified above. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours (non-developmental courses) during the quarter and earn the appropriate grade point average specified above.

    After attempting the total number of credit hours specified, the grade point average for a student's most recently attempted 18 credit hours are evaluated for the grade point average levels as specified for the Chancellor's or Dean's List. A student is only evaluated once for periodic outstanding academic achievement at each evaluation point.
     
  2. Honors at Graduation

    South University honors students for their outstanding academic achievement upon successful completion of all graduation requirements. All non-developmental courses taken at South University will count in the calculation of the cumulative grade point average for honors at graduation. The calculation will include original and repeated course grades.

    For students in undergraduate programs, honors at graduation include:
    • Summa Cum Laude: Undergraduate degree students graduating with a grade point average greater than or equal to 3.90 through 4.00 will be graduated Summa cum Laude.
    • Magna Cum Laude: Undergraduate degree students graduating with a grade point average greater than or equal to 3.70 but less than 3.90 will be graduated Magna cum Laude.
    • Cum Laude: Undergraduate degree students graduating with a cumulative grade point average greater than or equal to 3.50 but less than 3.70 will be graduated Cum Laude.
       
  3. For students in graduate programs, honors at graduation include:
    • Honors: Graduate degree students graduating with a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 through 3.89 will be graduated with Honors.
    • High Honors: Graduate degree students graduating with a cumulative grade point average of 3.90 through 4.00 will graduate with High Honors.

Note: Only work taken at South University will be considered in computing honors. 

Honors at Graduation

All work taken at South University will count in the calculation of the cumulative grade point average for honors at graduation. The calculation will include original and repeated course grades.

Undergraduate Honors

Cum Laude:  Undergraduate degree program students graduating with a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 through 3.69 will be graduated cum laude.

Magna cum Laude: Undergraduate degree program students graduating with a grade point average of 3.70 through 3.89 will be graduated magna cum laude.

Summa cum Laude: Undergraduate degree program students graduating with a grade point average of 3.90 through 4.00 will be graduated summa cum laude. 

Graduate Recognition

For students in graduate programs, the evaluation period for honors includes all courses attempted and completed at the graduate level while at South University.  For students in graduate programs, honors at graduation include:

Honors: Graduate degree program students graduating with a grade point average of 3.75 through 3.89 will be graduated with Honors.

High Honors: Graduate degree students graduating with a grade point average of 3.90 through 4.00 will graduate with High Honors