We also recognize students who attain high scores on their Peregrine© Common Professional Component (CPC) exam with medallions.
As a measure of student academic achievement, we require all graduates at the baccalaureate level and the master’s level to take the Peregrine© CPC exam, which measures general business knowledge. The University uses this test to measure and improve curricula as well as to measure how well we are doing compared to other institutions. Although there is no minimum score required, the outcomes are important to the University as a comparison against national averages. If you are unable to attend the commencement ceremony and are awarded a medallion, it will be mailed to you during the week after the ceremony.
The results of the Peregrine© exam will be used to determine which students qualify for special honors. Students will receive medallions before our graduation ceremonies based on their scores. The honors are determined as follows:
- Students who score in the top 10% (90th percentile and above) in the Cleary graduating class will be awarded a gold medallion.
- Students who score in the top 11% – 20% (80th to 89th percentile) range in the Cleary graduating class will receive a silver medallion.
- Students who score in the top 21% – 30% (70th to 79th percentile) range in the Cleary graduating class will receive a bronze medallion.