President’s List, Dean’s List, and Honors at Graduation
Bright College recognizes outstanding academic performance at the end of each regular semester and during graduation ceremonies. The conferral of these recognitions is governed by the general undergraduate policy below.
Bright College graduates who have demonstrated high academic performance are recognized with honors at graduation. The conferral of these is governed by the general undergraduate policy available here.
Please note that students who transfer to Bright College with credit toward the associates’ degree may not qualify for honors of graduation if they have not earned at least 60 grade-bearing credits at Drake.
President's List and Dean's List Policy
The President’s List and Dean’s Lists are announced after each fall and spring semester of the academic year. The President’s List includes the names of undergraduate and pharmacy students who have earned a term grade point average (G.P.A.) of 4.00. The Dean’s List includes the names of undergraduate and pharmacy students who have earned a term G.P.A. of 3.50-3.99. Students who belong to the Drake Law School are eligible for the Dean’s List by earning a minimum of nine hours of graded credit and achieving a minimum 3.0 term G.P.A. The Drake Law School does not have a President’s List.
To be eligible for the President’s or Dean’s Lists, undergraduate and pharmacy students must have earned a minimum of 12 credits, six of which must be standard letter grades. Students with grades of NC, NR, I, or IP are not eligible for the President’s or Dean’s List. Coursework completed during the summer semester or January term is not considered.
Part-time students will be evaluated at the end of each spring semester. To be eligible, part-time students must have been enrolled part-time for the spring and immediately-preceding fall semester, and evaluation will be based on all coursework completed during those semesters. Students who are expected to graduate at the end of a fall semester and who were enrolled part-time for both the fall semester of their expected graduation and the immediately-preceding spring semester will be considered for President’s and Dean’s List eligibility. Evaluation will be based on coursework completed during those semesters. The remaining eligibility criteria is the same as for full-time students as described in the previous paragraph.
Students who, in a fall or spring semester, earn credit at a level (i.e., undergraduate, graduate, or pharmacy) outside of their primary program, such as an undergraduate who earns graduate credit for a course, must meet the same President’s List and Dean’s List eligibility criteria as outlined in the previous two paragraphs. Evaluation will be based on all coursework completed during the period of eligibility, regardless of the level of the courses.
All grades earned in a semester or, for part-time students, over the course of the two semesters under consideration, are used in determining President’s or Dean’s List status. In the case of an ‘XX’ notation, the original grade earned that semester will be used in the determination.
The information in this catalog does not constitute a contract between the university and the student. The university reserves the right to make changes in curricula, admission policies and processes, tuition and financial aid, academic standards and guidelines, student services and any other regulations or policies set forth in this catalog without giving prior notice.