CAS & SBS Transcript Key
Suffolk University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. For a complete list of accrediting agencies, please refer to the NECHE Disclosure site.
Official transcripts are printed on safety paper. If the transcript is copied, the word “VOID” will appear on the face.
Official Transcript Definition
An “Official” Transcript (whether paper or a certified electronic copy) bears the Suffolk University seal and signature of the University Registrar.
Release of Information
In compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, transcript information is released on the condition that the recipient will not permit any other party to have access to such information without the prior written consent of the student. Alteration of a transcript may be a criminal offense.
Fresh Start Program
After an absence of 5 or more years from the University, a student dismissed for academic reasons may petition the Academic Standing Committee to be granted grade amnesty under the Fresh Start Program. For more information, please refer to the Satisfactory Academic Progress site.
Suffolk University operates on a semester basis. A semester credit hour is equivalent to 50 classroom minutes of instruction per week.
Repeating a Course
Undergraduate: When a student repeats a course all grades appear on the transcript. The highest grade is used to compute cumulative GPA. Prior to Fall 2018 the last grade was used to calculate the GPA. Certain Suffolk University courses are identified as repeatable, all credits earned and grades are calculated in the GPA. The original course will be noted with “Repeat.”
Graduate students: SBS graduate students may only repeat one failed course. The most recent grade will be used to compute cumulative GPA. The failed course remains on the transcript. CAS graduate students – a student may retake one course where an “F” grade was received. The original grade will remain on the transcript but is not included in the GPA.
Certain Suffolk University courses are identified as repeatable, all credits earned and grades are calculated in the GPA. The original course will be noted with “Repeat.”
Grade Point Average (GPA)
Determined by dividing the total honor points by the total Suffolk University credit hours attempted.
Dean’s List honors are noted on the student’s academic record. The criteria for Dean’s list include a grade point average of 3.50 or above, no grade of D, F, or I, and a minimum of 12 semester hour credits.
Undergraduate Graduation Latin Honors
- Summa Cum Laude: cumulative GPA of 3.85, and have no grades of F or I.
- Magna Cum Laude: cumulative GPA of 3.7, and have no grades of F or I.
- Cum Laude: cumulative GPA of at least 3.3, and have no more than one grade of F or I.
- For more information Visit the Academic Honors Site.