The College recognizes scholastic achievement by publishing the President’s List and the Dean’s List at the end of each regular semester.
The President’s List includes the names of students enrolled in twelve or more hours who have a GPA of 4.0. Developmental courses carrying grades of A-F will be calculated in the term GPA, but will not count toward the minimum course load requirement for honors purposes.
The Dean’s List includes the names of students enrolled in twelve or more hours who have a GPA of 3.5 or above but below 4.0. Developmental courses carrying grades of A-F will be calculated in the semester GPA but will not count toward the minimum course load requirement for honors purposes.
Academic Honors Upon Graduation
Academic honors will be awarded annually to the three students achieving the highest Cumulative GPA as follows:
Highest Academic Achievement in a Degree Program
Highest Academic Achievement in a Certificate Program
These awards can be presented only to students having a GPA of 3.75 or higher on all college work. Awards for certificate programs will be made only for programs which are one year or longer. Duplicate awards will be made if necessary.
The attainment of the following Cumulative GPA at the end of the spring term prior to spring graduation entitles the graduating students to honors at the Honor’s Day Program.
Graduation Honors for Degrees
Superior academic achievement by graduating students shall be recognized by the following designations on transcripts:
Graduation with Highest Honors
(or Summa Cum Laude)......................3.90 to 4.00 GPA
Graduation with High Honors
(or Magna Cum Laude)........................3.70 to 3.89 GPA
Graduation with Honors
(or Cum Laude)....................................3.50 to 3.69 GPA
Graduation Honors for Certificates
Graduation with Distinction...........................3.5 to 4.00 GPA
NOTE: Calculation of the GPA for graduation honors shall be identical to that method used to calculate the GPA to fulfill graduation requirements for the degree, diploma, or certificate being earned. In addition, in order to be eligible for a graduation honor, the student must have completed a minimum of 32 semester credit hours of college-level courses at the College.