Academics Honors

Students are awarded honors for outstanding academic achievement.

Dean's List

A student shall be eligible for the Dean's List in any semester in which his or her grade point average is 3.50 or above, and provided he or she receives no grade of "D," "F," or "I," and has earned a minimum of 12 semester-hour credits.

Full-Time Dean's List Spring 2017 [PDF]

Full-Time Dean's List Fall 2016 [PDF]

Part-Time Dean's List Fall 2016 [PDF]

Graduation Honors

Latin Honors

To be eligible to graduate with Latin Honors, an undergraduate student must have completed at least 60 semester hours of work at Suffolk University. (Courses for which a student receives credit through CLEP examinations may not be counted toward this minimum of 60 semester hours.

  • Summa Cum Laude: You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.85, and have no grades of F or I.
  • Magna Cum Laude: You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.7, and have no grades of F or I.
  • Cum Laude: You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3, and have no more than one grade of F or I.

Recognition Day Awards

Highest Class Honors

In the spring of each year, both the College of Arts & Sciences and the Sawyer Business School present Outstanding Student Awards to the individuals (in their respective schools) with the highest cumulative grade point average in the sophomore, junior, and senior classes. To be eligible for consideration, a student must have accrued the following minimum credit hours while in attendance at Suffolk University. A grade of "D," "F," or "I" disqualifies a student, regardless of GPA.

Class Minimum Earned Credit Hours at Suffolk University:

  • Sophomore: 42
  • Junior: 70
  • Senior; 106

Major Honors and Awards

In the spring of each year, both the College of Arts & Sciences and the Sawyer Business School present students awards of achievement in their major. Each award is defined and determined by the individual academic departments upon review of their junior and senior majors each spring semester.

Student Record

Change of Address/Name

Students are required to notify the Registrar of any change of home or local address within 48 hours of the effective change date, parent or guardian, or any change of legal name. Suffolk University requires a student's legal name be used on academic records and other official University documents.

All Suffolk University students are required to submit (or confirm) current emergency contact information each semester and when such information changes.

Academic Record Status

Student academic records are sealed at the time the degree is conferred. After this date, changes cannot be made to majors and minors, academic honors, removal of an incomplete, grade changes, or other changes to an academic record.

Academic Honors Policy

The complete Academic Honors policy can be found in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog