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Delta State University students receive academic honors in based on the criteria described in this policy.
Delta Scholars: The president’s list of Delta Scholars is issued each semester and is made up of students whose quality point average is 3.8 or higher with no grade below a B. Students must be carrying 12 hours of academic work to be considered as a Delta Scholar unless they are doing student teaching.
Dean’s List: The Dean’s List, published at the close of each semester, is made up of students who have earned a quality point average of 3.5 to 3.79 for the semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must be carrying at least 12 academic hours unless they are doing student teaching.
Faculty Scholars: Student of high academic achievement or potential are nominated as Faculty Scholars by faculty ballot. In addition to being recognized for scholarship, members of this group participate in the honors courses, in supervised independent study, and are encouraged to plan for graduate work.
Graduation with Honors: DSU recognizes academic achievement with awards termed 4-year Honors and 2-year Honors.
To qualify for 4-year Honors, a student must have earned at least 112 semester hours of academic credits at DSU with the QPA of 3.5. The student qualifying for this honor with the highest academic average is awarded the first diploma in this category.
To qualify for 2-year Honors, a student must have earned at least 60 semester hours of academic credits at DSU with the QPA of 3.5. The student qualifying for this honor with the highest academic average is awarded the first diploma in this category.