Honors awarded at NAU are divided into four groups: President’s List, Dean's List, Honorable Mention List, and Academic Excellence Certificate and special recognition.
President’s and Dean's List
Each quarter, students who earn a designated grade point average are eligible for the following honors:
- Full-Time Students:
President’s List – 4.0 and enrolled in 12 or more credits
Dean’s List – 3.65 to 3.99 and enrolled in 12 or more credits with no grade below a "B"
Honorable Mention List – 3.33 to 3.64 and enrolled in 12 or more credits with no grade below a "C"
- Part-Time Students:
Academic Excellence Certificate – 4.0 GPA and enrolled in at least eight credits but less than 12 credits
Upon meeting bachelor of science degree graduation requirements, those students who have exhibited academic excellence will be awarded the designations to indicate that they have graduated with honors. To be eligible for these honors, a student must have a cumulative grade point average on credits earned at NAU according to the following schedule:
- Cum Laude - An average of 3.5 to 3.69
- Magna Cum Laude - An average of 3.7 to 3.89
- Summa Cum Laude - An average of 3.9 or higher
Associate degree and diploma candidates who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher for credits earned at NAU are eligible for the designation "With Distinction."