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3.05.002.003 - Dean's & President's Lists and Graduation Honors

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Approved: 12/3/2015
Approved By: President's Staff
Category: 3 - ACADEMIC SERVICES
Section: 05 - STANDARDS OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS
Policy: 002 - Grading
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During their studies at the Community College of Beaver County, students will have the opportunity to be recognized for their academic achievement through Dean’s Lists, President’s List, and Graduation Honors and have said recognition noted as part of their official transcript.

Deans's and President's List

To be eligible for recognition, a student must complete a minimum of twelve (12) semester credit hours of credit-bearing courses in which performance grades are awarded.  Those students who earn a semester grade-point average of 3.75 or higher will be named to the President’s List.  Those students who earn a semester grade-point average of 3.25 but less than 3.75 will be named to the Dean’s List.  

Dean’s List: Students receive recognition on the Dean’s List for each semester (or summer sessions cumulatively) in which they earn at least a 3.25 but less than 3.75 grade-point average based on at least twelve credits of graded (not P/F) course work.

President’s List: Students receive recognition on the President’s List for each semester (or summer sessions cumulatively) in which they earn a semester grade-point average of 3.75 based on at least twelve credits of graded (not P/F) coursework.

Students who earn less than a C or I grade on any course will not be eligible for either the Dean’s or the President’s List.

Part-time students’ recognition of academic achievement is calculated at the end of every term.  Calculation will be based on the student’s most recent 12 credits completed while continuously enrolled as a part-time student since their last recognition.  The student must earn a minimum of twelve credit hours in credit courses for which a letter grade is awarded (excluding incompletes and those taken as audit and/or pass/fail). Once recognized, a minimum of twelve credits must be earned in subsequent semesters for an additional recognition. 

The academic honor will be noted on the student’s transcript and the student will receive a letter from the College informing her/him of the recongition. 

Graduation Honors

Graduation honors are awarded at graduation to associate degree candidates with appropriate academic records. Calculation is based on all credits and quality points earned at CCBC.  Graduation honors are not granted for second (subsequent) degrees.  

The distinctions are:

Cum Laude                      3.25 – 3.49 cumulative grade-point average

Magna Cum Laude        3.50 – 3.74 cumulative grade-point average

Summa Cum Laude      3.75 – 4.00 cumulative grade-point average

The academic honor will be noted on the student’s transcript (Dean’s List, President’s List, and/or Graduation Honors).

The student eligible for graduation honors will be entitled to receive cords or a medallion which may be worn during the graduation ceremony.

It will be the responsibility of the Provost, in consultation with other offices as may be appropriate, to implement the requirements of this procedure.