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Updated 2018-2019 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

Graduation Honors, Dean's List and President's Honor Roll

Deans' List

The Dean's List, published at the end of each semester, contains the names of students who have earned a GPA between 3.5—3.99*. To be eligible, students must have completed a minimum of twelve (12) semester credits of letter-graded (A, B, C, D, F) coursework; pass/no credit coursework is not included. 

Dean’s List recognition is noted on a student’s official transcripts and honorees receive a letter from the Provost congratulating them on their achievement. The Office of Communications & Marketing (telephone 218-755-2041) notifies the hometown newspaper of Dean’s List honorees within six weeks after grades are posted. Hometowns are taken from student-provided permanent address information on file with the BSU Records Office.

Questions about the Dean's List may be directed to the Division of Academic and Student Affairs at 218-755-2015.

*For students admitted prior to fall 2014, the minimum GPA is 3.25. 

President's Honor Roll

The President’s Honor Roll, published at the end of each semester, contains the names of students who have earned a GPA of 4.0. To be eligible, students must have completed a minimum of twelve (12) semester credits of letter-graded (A, B, C, D, F) coursework; pass/no credit coursework is not included. 

President’s Honor Roll recognition is noted on a student’s official transcripts and honorees receive a letter and certificate from the President congratulating them on their achievement. The Office of Communications & Marketing (telephone 218-755-2041) notifies the hometown newspaper of President’s List honorees within six weeks after grades are posted. Hometowns are taken from student-provided permanent address information on file with the BSU Records Office.

Questions about the President’s Honor Roll may be directed to the Office of the President at 218-755-2011.

Graduation Honors

COMPUTATION OF GRADUATION HONORS
For instructions in calculating grade point average, see Grades and Grading later in this section.

Eligibility of graduation honors is based on residence credits and residence (BSU) grade point average.

  1. Students completing a minimum of fifty (50) semester credits in residence of letter-graded ( A, B, C, D, F) course work with a minimum BSU cumulative GPA of 3.50 are eligible for graduation honors. Graduation honors designations:

Summa cum laude: at least 3.90 GPA.
Magna cum laude: at least 3.70, but less than 3.90 GPA.
Cum laude: at least 3.50, but less than 3.70 GPA.

2. Students who have earned a total of thirty (30) to forty-nine (49) credits in residence at 
    Bemidji State University of letter-graded (A, B, C, D, F) course work may be considered for
    graduation honors if their cumulative BSU grade point average (GPA) is 3.60 or higher. 
    Graduation honors designations:

Summa cum laude: at least 3.90 GPA.
Magna cum laude: at least 3.75, but less than 3.90 GPA.
Cum laude: at least 3.60, but less than 3.75 GPA.

  1. Honors at the time of the commencement ceremony are computed on the cumulative grades at the end of the semester prior to commencement exercises. However, actual degree honors will be based on the cumulative GPA at the time the degree is awarded.

  2. Incompletes are computed as “F” grades.
IMPLEMENTATION AND TRANSITION PERIOD:
This policy went into effect beginning with students graduating Fall 2018.  The prior version of this policy also remains in effect as an option through Summer 2020.  The prior version is only used if a student graduating during this transition period (Fall 18 – Summer 20) does not meet the requirements under the new policy but does meet the requirements under the prior version of the policy.

Honors Program