Dean’s Honor List
Each semester, Fall and Spring, an Honor List is composed of students who have satisfactorily completed 12 or more units in a given semester with a 3.5 grade point average OR who have completed 6 to 11.5 units in a semester with a 3.5 grade point average and have completed a cumulative total of 12 or more units with a 3.5 grade-point average in all work attempted. (The units referred to above must be transferable units and must not be units earned for repeated classes.) In recognition of this scholastic accomplishment, each student is honored and awarded a certificate. The certificate issued for the first and second semester is titled DEAN’S HONOR LIST.
President’s Honor Award
Students who have met the requirements for the Dean’s Honor List for three consecutive semesters qualify for the President’s Honor Award.
Graduates will be recognized at the annual commencement ceremony in May for outstanding scholastic achievement. Outstanding academic achievement is designated by the Latin phrases Summa Cum Laude (with greatest praise), Magna Cum Laude (with great praise), and Cum Laude (with praise) for the cumulative grade point average in all college work completed.
Summa Cum Laude 3.8 to 4.0
Magna Cum Laude 3.6 to 3.79
Cum Laude 3.3 to 3.59
Valedictorian and Salutatorian
The Valedictorian and the Salutatorian are the students with the two highest cumulative grade-point-averages in the actual graduating class. The GPA is based on graduate status obtained at the end of the fall semester. The Valedictorian is the graduate with the highest grade point average. The Salutatorian is the graduate with the second highest grade point average.