Scholastic Honors

POLICY STATEMENT


Delta State University students receive academic honors based on the criteria described in this policy.

DEFINITIONS


Quality Point Average (QPA) is synonymous with Grade Point Average. It is obtained by dividing the total number of grade points by the total number of credits attempted.

Student Teaching
at Delta State University is defined as directed teaching internship, and is that period of the undergraduate Teacher Education Program in which the candidate registers for internship and devotes a full day for the entire semester to actual classroom experience in a particular school. The student observes, assists, and gradually directs many of the same activities engaged in by the cooperating teacher. This work is closely supervised by the principal, cooperating teacher, and university supervisor.

PROCEDURES and RESPONSIBILITIES


President’s List: The President’s List is issued each semester and comprises students whose Quality Point Average (QPA) 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 QPA 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 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 Doyce Stallings Mitchell Honors diploma in this category.

Responsible Office and/or Policy Owner: Academic Affairs

RELATED DOCUMENTS

 

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STATUS


Active

DATE(S)

 

  • Policy Effective Date: May 5, 2015
  • Change/Review/Approval Date:
    • Academic Council approval: 04/14/2015
    • Cabinet Approved: 05/04/2015