Honors

Honors and Dean’s List

The Honors List and Dean’s List are issued each semester and contain the names of students who have achieved a grade point ratio of 3.50 and 3.20 respectively. To be eligible, full-time students must complete a minimum of 12 credits during a semester. Weighted letter grades must be earned for all courses except for one that may be taken on a P/NC basis and may be included provided that a P grade is earned. Exceptions to the 12-credit minimum are as follows:

  • full-time students who are in special programs of study such as the Internship Program in Accounting or the clinical internship for allied health majors;
  • students beyond 95 credits who can complete degree requirements with a reduced load.

In these special instances, all courses must be taken on a weighted letter grade basis.

Part-time students may qualify for the Honors List or Dean’s List if they carry six or more credits each semester and achieve a grade point ratio of 3.50 and 3.20, respectively, for a minimum of 12 consecutive credits. Weighted letter grades must be earned for all courses except for one that may be taken on a P/NC basis and may be included provided that a P grade is earned.

Honor Societies

Phi Zeta Kappa

Eligibility for membership in the University’s junior honor society is established by completing at least the first 60 credits toward an undergraduate degree. Of these, 44 must have been earned at Fairleigh Dickinson and a CGPR of 3.20 must have been maintained for all of them. All the preceding requirements must have been fulfilled prior to the accumulation of 80 credits toward the undergraduate degree.

Phi Omega Epsilon

Eligibility for membership in the University’s senior honor society is established by completing at least 90 earned credits toward an undergraduate degree with a CGPR of 3.50. Of these 90 credits, the last 58 must have been taken at the University, and a CGPR of 3.20 must have been maintained for all of them. All the preceding requirements must have been fulfilled prior to the accumulation of 112 credits. Transfer students who are unable to fulfill the prerequisite 58-credit requirement will be able to establish eligibility if they have taken at least 32 credits prior to the accumulation of 112 credits and if they have maintained a CGPR of 3.50 during their entire career at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Graduation Honors (Latin Honors)

An undergraduate student with a cumulative four-year grade point ratio (CGPR) of:

  • 3.85 will receive their degree summa cum laude;
  • 3.67 will receive their degree magna cum laude;
  • 3.33 will receive their degree cum laude.

Only weighted grades will be included in computing honors. Only the credits taken at Fairleigh Dickinson University, a minimum of 54 credits, will be used in this evaluation.

Associate degree honors are awarded to students who achieve a 3.67 CGPR in two year programs at Fairleigh Dickinson University. This revision applies to all students entering the University as of August/September 2006 (new students and transfers). Students enrolled prior to August/September 2006 will continue to be evaluated under the criteria of the policy in effect when they enrolled.

Undergraduate students who have earned latin honors will have this distinction indicated on both their final transcript and diploma.

Honors are only applicable for undergraduate degrees