Academic Honors for Undergraduates

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Category Name: Student
Responsible Unit: Office of Registration and Records
Responsible VP: VP for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Adoption Date: July 2008
Last Revision Date:
Last Review Date:
Shared governance: none

Policy Statement

Information on the honors breakdown for undergraduates according to matriculation date.




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Policy Procedures

SUNY Brockport has a variety of ways in which academic achievement at the undergraduate level is recognized, including awards and scholarships open to outstanding student scholars. This section concentrates on recognition by inclusion on the various Dean's Lists, and graduation (Latin) Honors.

Dean's List

Taking effect in fall 2005 for all students, students who receive indexable grades (letter grades that contribute to the GPA) in a minimum of six credits, receive no failing grades and no grades of Incomplete or missing grades, and earn a semester GPA of 3.40 – 3.69 or higher, will be placed on the Dean's List for that semester. Students with a semester GPA of 3.70 – 3.99 will receive the designation "Deans List with Honors," and students with a 4.0 GPA will be placed on the "President's List" for that semester. The criteria for all three Honors lists are the same except for the GPA required. Please note that Honors are not awarded retroactively if recorded grades for Incompletes or missing grades later increase a student's GPA for that semester.

Graduation (Latin) Honors

Graduation Honors are based on a minimum of 48 credits earned at SUNY Brockport. A maximum of 24 credits taken on an S/U basis may be counted in the minimum 48 credits.

Graduation Honors for students matriculating before fall 2005 are determined on the basis of the following cumulative GPAs:

GPA Latin Honors
3.25 - 3.49 Cum Laude
3.50 - 3.74 Magna Cum Laude
3.75 and above Summa Cum Laude 


For students whose most recent matriculation date at Brockport is fall 2005 or later, the standards for Latin Honors upon graduation will be:

GPA Latin Honors
3.40 - 3.59 Cum Laude
3.60 - 3.79 Magna Cum Laude
3.80 and above Summa Cum Laude

When computing the GPA for purposes of Honors (as well as for probation and dismissal and other purposes,) the semester GPA is based upon grades earned at the close of the semester in question. "I" grades that are subsequently changed to a final grade are not computed retroactively for the semester in which the "I" was issued.

Both the minimum credit requirement and the GPA requirements for Honors are firm.

Exceptions are not allowed for either requirement.

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History (in descending order)

Item Date Explanation
Next Review Date July 2011 Three-year review
Adoption Date July 2008 Policy Adopted
Draft Review Date Draft Policy under 30-day Campus Review


Last Updated 10/5/21