The quarterly high scholarship list includes the names of matriculated students who have attained a quarterly grade point average of 3.50 for at least 12 graded credits. Notation of high scholarship is made on the student's permanent academic record. More information about the Dean's list is available in the UW Tacoma catalog.
Graduating with Honors
Baccalaureate honors (cum laude, summa cum laude, and magna cum laude) are awarded only to the recipients of a first baccalaureate degree. Students must complete no fewer than 90 residence credits at UW to be awarded baccalaureate honors. At least 60 of the 90 credits must have been acquired on a graded basis. The university's Honors Committee determines annually the grade-point requirement for each baccalaureate honor. In recent years, approximately 10 percent of the students have been awarded baccalaureate honors. Credits earned by extension courses are not counted toward honors eligibility. For further information on honors thresholds, check with your adviser. Students with baccalaureate honors wear gold cords at Commencement.
Faculty honors are awarded to those students who have met the GPA criteria for baccalaureate honors (cum laude or higher), but who have fewer than 90 credits in residence at UW. Students with faculty honors wear purple cords at Commencement.
Alpha Phi Sigma is a national criminal justice honor society that promotes academic excellence, community service, educational leadership and unity. The Pi Beta Pi chapter was established at UW Tacoma in 2017.
Alpha Phi Sigma is the only criminal justice honor society that is a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies and affiliated with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Membership benefits include life-time membership, access to scholarships, personal connections with fellow Criminal Justice students, career development opportunities, and professional contacts made through our meetings and national conferences.