Several different types of honors exist at AUP, as listed below. 

  • Provost’s List. Students who have achieved a distinguished level of academic performance are honored each semester by being named to The Provost’s List. Students are eligible for Provost’s List honors after they have completed 16 graded semester credits at The American University of Paris; if they have not received an “Incomplete” in a course or taken any courses on a “Credit/No Credit” basis; and have earned a semester grade point average of 3.50 or above with no grade below “C+” (2.3). Students taking a course with an obligatory “Credit/No Credit” grading policy (internship, external language course) are not excluded from Provost’s List consideration. 
  • Departmental Academic Honors. Academic Honors are a tradition in the curriculum of The American University of Paris. Some degree programs offer an honors track to exceptionally motivated students who wish to be challenged beyond the scope of regular degree requirements (see Program Requirements for more information). 
  • Graduation Honors. Graduation Honors are awarded to candidates for the bachelor's degree whose cumulative grade point average is as follows: 3.90 or above for summa cum laude; 3.70-3.899 for magna cum laude; and 3.50-3.699 for cum laude. 
  • Honor Societies. Chapters of the following academic honor societies exist at The American University of Paris: PI DELTA PHI (National French Honor Society), PHI SIGMA IOTA (International Foreign Language Honor Society), SIGMA TAU DELTA (National English Honor Society), OMICRON DELTA EPSILON (International Economics Honor Society).