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Honors Recognition for GPA 2013-2014 Catalog Year


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President’s List. Undergraduate students completing at least 12 hours of class work in regularly graded courses (excluding S/U graded courses) taken at FGCU during a semester with a grade point average of 4.0, will be eligible for President’s List recognition. Eligible students will receive written recognition from the university president.

Dean’s List. Undergraduate students completing at least 12 credit hours of regularly graded coursework (excluding S/U graded courses) completed at FGCU during a term with a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.99 will be eligible for Dean’s List recognition. Students will be notified in writing of this recognition by the appropriate academic dean.

Undergraduate Honors. Baccalaureate candidates must have an institutional GPA of 3.50 (on a 4.0 scale) for all coursework attempted at FGCU to be considered for honors. Honors achieved will be annotated on the student’s diploma and transcript.

  • Candidates with a GPA of 3.50-3.70 shall receive a designation of cum laude (with honors).
  • Candidates with a GPA of 3.71-3.89 shall receive a designation of magna cum laude (with higher honors).
  • Candidates with a GPA of 3.90 or above shall receive a designation of summa cum laude (with highest honors).
  • Each dean has the option of selecting on the basis of exceptional achievement, students to be graduated with distinction.

Honors at Commencement. Baccalaureate students with an outstanding academic performance at FGCU will be honored at commencement. Honors will be based on the institutional GPA as of the semester prior to graduation.