Academic Awards

Dean's List

The Dean's List designation is posted on the transcript at the end of each semester and students receive a congratulatory letter from the Vice President of Student Affairs.

To be eligible for this honor, students must have completed 12 or more credit hours. Students must also maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher with no grade lower than a C. Courses with an S/U grading method are not eligible. For Summer I or Summer II, six (6) or more credit hours must be completed.

President's List

The President's List designation is posted on the transcript at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters and students receive a congratulatory letter from the President of the College.

All students who have completed a minimum of 15 semester hours or more with the letter grade of A and a semester GPA of 4.0 will be eligible. Courses with an S/U grading method are not eligible.

Honors graduates
Graduating with Honors

Graduating students' academic achievements are recognized during the Spring or Fall Commencement Ceremony as follows:

  • GPA of 3.85 to 4.00 - Graduated with Highest Honors (Summa Cum Laude)
  • GPA of 3.70 to 3.84 - Graduated with High Honors (Magna Cum Laude)
  • GPA of 3.50 to 3.69 - Graduated with Honors (Cum Laude)

Students who earn Academic Honors will have it so designated on their transcript.

Computation of Academic Awards for the Baccalaureate Degree is based on all coursework attempted (excluding developmental education).

Computation of Academic Awards for the Associate in Arts Degree is based on all coursework attempted (excluding developmental education and those occupational courses that may not be counted toward an A.A. Degree).

Computation of Academic Awards for the Associate in Science and the Associate in Applied Science degrees are based on all coursework attempted (excluding developmental education).

For all degrees, undergraduate coursework attempted at other postsecondary institutions will also be used in this computation.