2.14 – Academic Honors

A. Purpose

To express its commitment to academic excellence, the college recognizes academic scholarship by its students in several ways.

B. Policy

In order to recognize students who have excelled in their academic performance, the college will establish appropriate procedures for selecting and recognizing students who exemplify the tradition of outstanding academic achievement.

C. Procedures

Chancellor’s List: At the conclusion of each fall and spring semester, Ozarks Technical Community College publishes a Chancellor’s List recognizing students who have completed at least twelve (12) credit hours in that semester, earning a GPA of 3.85 or above.

Dean’s List: At the conclusion of each fall and spring semester, Ozarks Technical Community College publishes a Dean’s List recognizing students who have completed at least twelve (12) credit hours in that semester, earning a GPA of 3.50 – 3.84.

Provost’s List: At the conclusion of each fall and spring semester, Ozarks Technical Community College publishes a Provost’s List recognizing students who have completed less than twelve (12) credit hours, earning a GPA of 3.75 or above.

Course work numbered below 100-level is not included in the GPA or credit hour calculation.

Graduation Honors: The cumulative grade point average at the end of a student’s program of study will determine if graduation honors are awarded.

Candidates with a 4.0 cumulative grade point average shall graduate summa cum laude. Candidates with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.85, but less than 4.0, shall graduate with magna cum laude. Candidates with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50, but less than 3.85, shall graduate cum laude.

D. Definitions

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E. Authority

This policy and these procedures are maintained under the authority of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

F. Related Policies

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G. Implementation

Policy approved and adopted by the Board of Trustees on 11/8/2004; revised on 2/22/2011, 10/14/2019.

Purpose, Procedures, Definitions, Authority and Related Policies approved and adopted by the Chancellor’s Cabinet on 2/8/2011; revised on 10/01/19.

Set for review in fiscal year 2021-2022.