Academic Honors

Students with grades of I or W at the end of the term are ineligible for Academic Honors.

DEAN’S LIST - Each semester, full-time students who meet specified criteria are placed on the Dean’s List. Criteria for the Dean’s List include:

  1.  minimum of 12 credit hours attempted and earned;
  2. earn 100% of regular curriculum credit hours attempted;
  3. meet or exceed a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

PART-TIME DEAN’S LIST - Criteria for the Part-time Dean’s List include:

  1. the student must possess a minimum of 12 cumulative credit hours;
  2. the student must complete 6-11.5 credit hours for the term;
  3. the student must complete 100% of credit hours attempted;
  4. the student must meet or exceed a term grade point average of 3.5.

*Part-time students must meet all four of the prescribed criteria to qualify for recognition on the Part-time Honors List.

PRESIDENT’S LIST - Same as Dean’s List except: The student must obtain a grade point average of 4.0.

PART-TIME PRESIDENT’S LIST - Same as Part-time Dean’s List except: The student must meet a term grade point average of 4.0.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM AWARDS AT GRADUATION - Students with the highest cumulative GPA in each academic group will be recognized and awarded a plaque at the May graduation ceremony. December, May and August graduates will be recognized. To be eligible for this award, the student must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, which is the same requirement for honor graduate status. The minimum cumulative GPA requirement may preclude some academic programs from recognizing the student with the highest GPA at graduation; however, the student must possess honor graduate criteria to qualify for the academic group awards.

PHI THETA KAPPA - The Phi Theta Kappa Society, with over 1200 chapters in the United States and abroad, is the only internationally-acclaimed honor society serving two-year colleges offering associate degree programs. Its purpose is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two year college students. Membership is by invitation only and is extended to students who have completed 12 semester credit hours that may be applied to an associate degree; have maintained a cumulative grade point average equivalent to, but not less than 3.25; have established academic excellence as judged by the faculty; and possess recognized qualities of citizenship. Part-time students are eligible for membership.