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Undergraduate Participation Policy

The following graduation policy has been approved by the Northwest Nazarene University Academic Council: Undergraduate. Students may participate in graduation ceremonies if they meet one of the two criteria listed below.

  • All degree requirements are completed, including the CAAP examination.
  • With all other requirements met, there are no more than 6 credits remaining for degree completion.

Undergraduate Honors at Graduation

Students must have completed at least 60 semester credits at Northwest Nazarene University or have transferred to NNU with a CUM GPA of 3.5 or higher to be eligible for honors at graduation. The honors categories are listed below.

Suma Cum Laude
3.90 - 4.00

Magna Cum Laude
3.75 - 3.899

Cum Laude
3.50 - 3.74

Honor Society Candidates

Students must have completed at least 60 semester credits at Northwest Nazarene University or have transferred to NNU with a CUM GPA of 3.5 or higher to be eligible for candidacy to the NNU Honor Society, Phi Delta Lambda. The criteria for candidacy are listed below.

Upper 15% of the Graduating Class*
Cum GPA of at least 3.5
Good Character
Faculty Vote

*Note: Students may receive honors, but may not be in the upper 15% required for candidacy in the Honor Society.