Delta State University students receive academic honors based on the criteria described in this policy.
President’s List: The President’s List is issued each semester and comprises students whose Grade Point Average (GPA) is 3.8 or higher with no grade below a B. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours of academic work to be considered for the President’s List unless they are engaged in student teaching.
Dean’s List: The Dean’s List, published at the close of each semester, comprises students who have earned a GPA of 3.5 to 3.79 for the semester. To qualify for the Dean’s list, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 academic hours unless they are engaged in student teaching.
Graduation with Honors: DSU recognizes academic achievement with awards termed Honor Diploma (4-year Honors) and the Doyce Stallings Mitchell Honor Diploma (2-year Honors).
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To qualify for the Honor Diploma (4-year honors), a student must have earned at least 112 semester hours of academic credits at DSU with a GPA of4.00.
To qualify for the Doyce Stallings Mitchell Honor Diploma (2-year honors), a student must have earned at least 62 semester hours of academic credits at DSU with the GPA of4.00.
At each commencement ceremony, the students who are eligible for these awards will be announced. Credit hours completed plus the credit hours to be earned during the semester of graduation will be used to determine minimum credit hour eligibility. GPA eligibility for the announcement will be based on earned grade point average at end of semester prior to graduation.
The Honor Diploma and Doyce Stallings Mitchell Diploma will be awarded based on earned credit hours and GPA calculations after all grades have been posted.
Responsible Office and/or Policy Owner: Academic Affairs
- Policy Effective Date: May 5, 2015
- Change/Review/Approval Date:
- Academic Council approval: 04/14/2015; 04/18/2016
- Cabinet Approved: 05/04/2015; 01/09/2017