Dean’s List: Eligibility for Dean’s List includes 1) successfully completes at least 12 semester hours; 2) earns a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.89, and 3) has no grade of Incomplete.
President’s Honor Roll: Eligibility for the President’s Honor Roll includes: 1) successfully completes at least 12 semester hours, 2) earns a grade point average of 3.9 or above, and 3) has no grade of Incomplete.
Dean’s List/President’s Honor Roll honors are given each fall and spring semester.
Honors at Graduation: Graduation with honors is based on the student’s GPA for College of Saint Mary courses only. To be eligible for honors, the student must complete at least 65 semester hours of College of Saint Mary courses at the bachelor’s degree level or 37 semester hours at the associate’s degree level. To graduate with honors, a student must meet the following standards:
Summa Cum Laude (B.A., B.S., B.G.S., B.R.S)
With Highest Honors (A.A. or A.S.)
Magna Cum Laude (B.A., B.S., B.G.S., B.R.S)
With High Honors (A.A. or A.S.)
Cum Laude (B.A., B.S., B.G.S., B.R.S.)
With Honors (A.A. or A.S.)
Honors Night Convocation: Each year at the Honors Night Convocation, public recognition is given to students who have excelled in academic leadership activities. Students recognized for the following awards are selected through a process which involves faculty and staff nominations of students meeting eligibility requirements, completion of biographical information by nominated students, and final selection by a Student Awards Committee comprised of faculty and staff.
Outstanding Junior Award: The Saint Catherine Medal is given by Kappa Gamma Pi to a full time student, who in her third year of college, has maintained an outstanding record of academic achievement and has also exemplified high standards of character and leadership. Nominations are presented to the Student Awards Committee for final selection.
Spirit of Saint Mary Award: Recognizes one graduating student for her outstanding contributions to the quality of campus life at College of Saint Mary through her leadership, academic achievement, and service to the community. This award is presented at the commencement ceremony.
Sr. Mary Constance Walsh Society: Students are admitted annually for upholding the ideals of academic excellence and leadership and service as set forth by Sr. Mary Constance Walsh. Nominations are presented to the Student Awards Committee for final selection.
Sigma Phi Sigma: This National Mercy Honor Society honors students distinguished for scholarship, fidelity and service as exemplified in the educational ideals of Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy.
Kappa Gamma Pi: The National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society emphasizes scholarship and campus leadership before graduation and encourages active participation in all phases of adult life after graduation. Selection of candidates must be made among students graduating with honors who are in the upper 10 percent of their class.