Undergraduate Catalog: 2020-21

Academic Honors

The Dean’s List

Students are placed on the Dean’s List in a given semester if they meet these standards:

  1. Earn at least six semester hours of class credit
  2. Attain a scholastic semester GPA of at least 3.5.

Honors Convocation

At the end of the academic year, each academic school holds an honors convocation at which time students receive awards for high academic achievement and for other distinctions.

Honors at Graduation

Honors are conferred at graduation upon students who have maintained scholastic excellence. Those with a 3.5 cumulative GPA graduate “with honor”; those with a 3.7 “with high honor”; and those with 3.9 “with highest honor”.

In order for honors to be announced at graduation, the student must have completed all classes by the end of the summer term of the academic year. The GPA used to determine honors at graduation includes quality points earned only from the University of Saint Francis.


The graduating students with the highest cumulative grade point average, including transfer work, who have earned at least 90 semester hours from the University of Saint Francis will be honored as Salutatorians. From this group, one Valedictorian for the university will be selected by a committee of faculty, staff and administration.