Three distinctions are awarded to graduates, based on their attainments in scholarship during the entire college course:
- Summa Cum Laude, or the highest honors, to those having a scholarship index of 3.90 or higher.
- Magna Cum Laude, or high honors, to those having a scholarship index between 3.70 and 3.89.
- Cum Laude, or honors, scholarship index between 3.50 and 3.69.
In order for a student to qualify for graduation honors the person must have completed 54 credit hours at Siena College. Students pursuing second degrees have all Siena credits included in the computation and are subject to the 54 credit minimum.