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Section IV

Academic Honors

Deans' List

The Deans' List is published each semester and recognizes students who during that semester have earned a minimum GPA of 3.25 for twelve (12) or more semester credits of letter-graded (A, B, C, D, F) course work.

Graduation Honors

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.

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

  1. Non-transfer students must complete a minimum of fifty (50) semester credits in residence with letter grades of A, B, C, or D.
    Transfer students: 1) Transfer students who have earned a total of thirty (30) to forty-nine (49) credits in residence at Bemidji State University with letter grades of A, B, C, or D may be considered for honors status if their cumulative grade point average (GPA) from each institution of higher education is at least 3.50. The lowest GPA earned determines the final level of honors. 2) For transfer students with fifty (50) credits or more in residence, only the GPA earned at Bemidji State University is used in determining honors.
  2. 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.
  3. Incompletes are computed as “F” grades.


Honors Program

See entry in Section VII.

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