California National University Graduates

Graduation with Honors

Graduation with Honors signifies recognition of a student’s achievement of scholastic excellence during the completion of his or her program of study with California National University for Advanced Studies. Graduation honors are awarded in the following manner:

Summa Cum Laude: 3.8-4.0 GPA
Magna Cum Laude: 3.6-3.7 GPA
Cum Laude: 3.3-3.5 GPA

Honor Society

To recognize the academic achievements of CNU’s Outstanding Graduates who have pursued their degrees through our distance learning program, California National University for Advanced Studies has established a Chapter of the Delta Epsilon Tau International Honor Society (DET).

Graduates must have a minimum of a 3.7 GPA to be invited to join the DET.
Honor Graduates receive the following recognition materials:

  • Honor Society Gold Key
  • Membership Certificate
  • Honor Society Narrative and Overview
  • Reference Letters for Honor Graduates (upon request)

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) Board of Trustees, in cooperation with the President of the Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society, officially established the Delta Epsilon Tau International Society in April 1997. For further information please refer to the DEAC website at, Member Services.