Students earn “Latin Honors” based on their cumulative grade point average. Required indices for honors are as follows:

  • Summa Cum Laude (With Highest Honor)
    3.80 – 4.00
  • Magna Cum Laude (With High Honor)
    3.60 – 3.79
  • Cum Laude (With Honor)
    3.40 – 3.59
  • Transfer credits are not included in the calculation for graduation honors.


    Long Island Business Institute is a proud member of the Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society. Our chapter, “The Gamma of New York” was established in the fall of 2009 and recognizes superior student academic achievement, character, and leadership. Students eligible for induction must have completed at least 30 credits at LIBI, have achieved a grade point average of at least 3.75 with no grade lower than a B in any course and have displayed exceptional character within the classroom. The society may also elect a limited number of Faculty, staff, and alumni as honorary members. Induction ceremonies take place in the spring of each calendar year. Upon induction, candidates will receive a personalized Certificate of Membership from Alpha Beta Kappa. Students who uphold the criteria throughout their remaining semesters will be awarded the Alpha Beta Kappa Gold Key of Distinction at the commencement ceremonies.


    Valedictorians are students selected to address the graduating class at the College Commencement Ceremony. One valedictorian is selected from each of LIBI’s campuses. Candidates are selected from programs of fifty (50) credits or more. Students are selected for this honor based on sustained academic excellence and other outstanding accomplishments that contribute to life at the Long Island Business Institute.

    The salutatorian is the student in the graduating class whose academic record and accomplishments are the next highest in achievement after the valedictorian. A salutatorian is selected for each of LIBI’s campuses. A committee comprising of the President, Dean of Administration, Assistant Campus Director, Programs Director, Senior Campus Administrator, and Director of Career Services selects the valedictorians. Students of superior academic achievement are considered for selection as the valedictorian and salutatorian.
    In addition, these students have:

  • The highest cumulative grade point average with no grade lower than a B in the graduating class of any of the degree programs offered at the College. The GPA is computed on all courses taken at LIBI.
  • A record of consistent commitment to the LIBI curriculum
  • A record of college and community service that extends beyond service-learning opportunities in the curriculum
  • A strong recommendation from the college Faculty
  • No more than 15 transfer credits or a combination of transfer credits, proficiency challenge credits, or CLEP credits
  • Completed a personal interview with the committee
  • Submit proof of Notary Public Commission if applicable
  • Never withdrawn from a course
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