2019-2020 Catalog

Scholastic Achievement Honored

City University of Seattle commends and recognizes outstanding scholastic achievement as outlined below.

Bachelor’s Degree Programs – Latin Honors

Bachelor degree programs are eligible for Latin honors as determined by their final cumulative GPA. Latin honors are recorded when degrees are posted. For all schools, Latin honors will be awarded using the following minimum cumulative GPA standard to the third decimal place with no rounding.

summa cum laude (with highest honor/praise) 3.900 - 4.000
magna cum laude (with great honor/praise) 3.899 - 3.800
cum laude (with honor/praise) 3.799 - 3.700

If a student earns two bachelor’s degrees in the same academic year, each degree is evaluated separately for honors eligibility. In such cases, the cumulative GPA for each degree is posted separately and honors are awarded accordingly. If a student completes a second major in a different year from the one in which his or her first major was completed, he or she is eligible for honors for the second program, and may attend Commencement a second time.

To have Latin honors recognized at Commencement, students must have completed all program coursework prior to Commencement or be in their final term. All grades for decimally graded courses must have been submitted before the ceremony (i.e., only the grades from P/NP courses may remain outstanding), and students must have earned Latin honors. Honors are announced when students’ names are called at Commencement. Latin honors are designated on the diploma by a special label.

Students enrolled in associate’s degree and undergraduate certificate programs are not eligible for Latin honors.

Graduate Degree Programs (for all master’s degree programs)– President’s Honors

(As of Fall 2014/2015, Doctoral students are not eligible for honors)

Students who complete all required City University of Seattle courses in a master’s degree program with a cumulative GPA of 3.900 or higher are awarded President’s honors. If a student has earned two degrees in one academic year, each degree is evaluated separately for honors eligibility. In such cases, the cumulative GPA for each degree is posted separately and honors are awarded accordingly. If a student completes a second major in a different year from the one in which the first major was completed, he or she is eligible for honors for the second program, and may attend Commencement a second time.

To have President’s honors recognized at Commencement, students must have completed all program coursework prior to Commencement or be in their final term. All grades for decimally graded courses must have been submitted before the ceremony (i.e., only the grades from P/NP courses may remain outstanding), and students must have earned President’s honors (a cumulative GPA of 3.900 or better). Honors are announced when students’ names are called at Commencement. President’s honors are designated on the diploma by a special label.

Students enrolled in graduate certificate programs are not eligible for President’s honors.

Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral Programs - Dean’s List

The Dean’s List consists of full-time degree-seeking students only, and is compiled at the end of each term. Students are notified by a congratulatory letter from the Provost. The following rules apply to Dean’s List eligibility:

  • Undergraduate students must have earned at least 10 decimally graded undergraduate quarter credits from City University of Seattle by the end of the term in question; graduate students at least 6 decimally graduate quarter credits.
  • Undergraduate students must achieve at least a 3.500 term GPA; graduate students at least a 3.800.