Academic Information & Guidelines

Academic Honors

The Dean’s List

Soon after the close of each semester, the College publishes the names of those full-time students who earned a semester average of 3.400 or better.

Graduation Honors

Honors Program Diploma

Honors Program members who have completed the full program and met all requirements established by the Honors Committee graduate with a special Honors Program Diploma at Commencement.

Senior Honors

Candidates for scholastic honors at the end of the senior year are recognized at Commencement. To be eligible for graduation with scholastic honors, a student must have completed at least 60 semester hours of work at Hillsdale College.

  • A student obtaining a grade-point average of 3.800 in at least 124 hours of work is eligible to receive a diploma summa cum laude.

  • A student obtaining a grade-point average of 3.600 in at least 124 hours of work is eligible to receive a diploma magna cum laude.

  • A student obtaining a grade-point average of 3.400 in at least 124 hours of work is eligible to receive a diploma cum laude.