Academics

Academic Awards

 

Dean's List

At the end of the Fall and Spring Semesters, the Dean's List is announced as official recognition of outstanding academic accomplishments at both the full- and part-time levels.

Qualifications are as follows:

  • Full-time students must have successfully completed 12 or more college-level credits and no more than one developmental course in the given semester.
  • Part-time students must have successfully completed at least six or more college-level credits and no more than one developmental course in the given semester.
  • Earn a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher.
  • Have no grade below a "C" in the given semester, including developmental courses.
  • Have no "I" grades in any course in the given semester, including developmental courses.
  • " P," "R," "W" and "CR" grades are not calculated in the GPA or credit total.

 

The President's Citation

At the end of the Spring Semester, the President's Citation for Outstanding Scholarship is announced as official recognition for especially meritorious academic achievement in the past academic year (Fall and Spring semesters). Qualifications are as follows:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher.
  • A full-time student with at least 12 college-level credits and no more than one developmental course in each semester under evaluation
  • Have no grade below a "C" in the given academic year, including developmental courses.
  • Have no "I" grades in any course in the given academic year, including developmental courses.
  • "P," "R," "W" and "CR" grades are not calculated in the GPA or credit total.

 

Academic Awards

Policy for Graduating with Honors At commencement, honors graduates are presented with a gold cord -- double strands for degree students and a single strand for certificate students. Degree students with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher and certificate students with a cumulative GPA of 3.85 or higher with no grades less than a "B" on their transcript are eligible to receive this distinction.

 

Chi Alpha Epsilon

Chi Alpha Epsilon is the national honor society that recognizes the academic accomplishments of students who started college through the EOF or developmental programs.

 

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the national honor society for two-year colleges.