Criteria for Honors Day Recognition

CRITERIA FOR IDENTIFICATION OF HONOREES

FOR HONORS DAY AT ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY

 

All honorees must be full-time undergraduate students at Albany State University pursuing an Associates and/or Bachelor’s Degree (no certificate programs). Certificate programs will be honored at their individual pinning ceremonies each semester. 

Honors Day Convocation awards the academic performance of students during the previous calendar year, January - December.

 Definitions

  1. Definition of a Dean’s List student:

Full Time Students

A full-time Albany State University student who by the end of the semester earned 12 or more college-level semester hours in two of three semesters (spring, summer, fall) and earned a grade point average of 3.50 or higher in two of the three semesters in which 12 or more college-level credit hours were taken. Honors Day criteria do not include Learning Support, Transfer or Transient credit hours.

Part Time Students (includes summer)

A part-time Albany State University student who has earned at least 12 hours or more at ASU and who by the end of the fall semester earned a minimum of 6 college-level semester hours in two of three semesters (spring, summer, fall) and earned a grade point average of 3.50 or higher in two of the three semesters in which 6 or more college-level credit hours were taken. Honors Day criteria do not include Learning Support, Transfer or Transient credit hours.

  1. Definition of an Honors List student:

A full-time Albany State University student who has an institutional grade point average of 3.50 or above and has earned at least 12 cumulative college-level credit hours (Student Academic Success Unit, Transfer and Transient credit hours do not count) at ASU by the end of the fall semester. These students are listed in the Honors Program Booklet according to their major course of study.

  1. Definition of a New Freshman with 3.5 or Higher GPA

A new full-time freshman at Albany State University who has attempted and completed 12 or more college-level semester credit hours in each semester of attendance and earned an institutional cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher at the end of the fall semester. Honors Day criteria do not include Learning Support, Transfer or Transient credit hours.

  1.  Definition of a Highest Ranking 4.0 Student

A full-time student with a institutional grade point average of 4.0 and who has earned a minimum of 12 semester credit hours while attending ASU will have their names printed in the Honors Day Program under the category of Highest Ranking Students. Honors Day criteria do not include Learning Support, Transfer or Transient credit hours.

  1. Special College and Departmental Awards

In addition to awards by the University, each College or Department may identify students at the sophomore, junior and senior levels that they wish to honor at the College or Departmental level.  Students in the Academic Success Unit, Special students and Graduate students are not eligible in the Honors categories acknowledged at the Honors Day Convocation and are not listed in the Honors Day Program Booklet

Note:  These requirements were developed by the Honors Day Committee.