There are a number of honors given by the University to students who excel academically. The two main classifications are college honors (i.e. Dean's List) and graduation honors.
Full-time students who complete the fall and spring semesters of the academic year with at least a 3.5 cumulative quality-point average in each semester with no non-passing or missing grades on the semester report will be honored by placing their names on the Dean's List. (See the Enchiridion).
At graduation students receive honors of three kinds - summa cum laude, magna cum laude, cum laude - after being approved for such honors by the faculty and administration of the University. To be eligible for these honors, students must attain a minimum cumulative quality-point average of 3.90, 3.75, 3.50 respectively, and at least sixty credits of course work must have been taken here at Villanova University. (See the Enchiridion)
James J. Markham Medallion - An honor usually awarded to one senior BSC major who has achieved academic excellence. Recent winners include: