Honors – 501.7

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Policy Name: Honors
Policy Number: 501.7
Effective Date: April 1, 2010 (review date)

Policy:

Chancellor and Deanā€™s List
Names of students whose academic performances have been superior are recorded on the Chancellor and the Deanā€™s Lists. This recognition is also noted on the studentā€™s grade report and on official transcripts. This status will be granted at the end of each semester in which the following qualifications have been met:

Chancellorā€™s List:

  • At least nine hours for credit with a grade of A, B, C, or CR
  • At least a 3.9 grade point average for the semester
  • No D, F, I, or NC grades on the semester grade report

Deanā€™s List:

  • At least nine hours for credit with a grade of A, B, C, or CR
  • At least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester
  • No D, F, I, or NC grades on the semester grade report

Departmental Honors
Several departments at UALR offer honors programs to exceptional students. Admission to an honors program is generally tied to the studentā€™s grade point average and year standing and may require nomination by a faculty member. Such programs are distinct from graduation with honors; in addition to meeting and maintaining a certain grade point average, qualifying students take a special curriculum in the major. Requirements may include advanced study, seminars, or a research project and presentation. Departmental honors are posted on the studentā€™s academic transcript at graduation. Contact individual departments for more information.

Graduation Honors
Graduation honors are calculated on all academic work including all UALR credit courses, all repeated courses and all work completed at all other institutions, whether accepted as transfer credit at UALR or not.

The bachelorā€™s degree with honors will be conferred upon candidates who graduate and earn a minimum cumulative grade point on all courses taken (both transfer courses and credit courses at UALR) as follows:

  • Summa cum laude: minimum grade point average of 3.90
  • Magna cum laude: minimum grade point average of 3.70
  • Cum laude: minimum grade point average of 3.50

A minimum of 30 hours in residence at UALR is required to qualify for a degree with honors. A student qualifies for honors based on the grade point average on all hours, including repeated courses at UALR and including transfer hours whether or not accepted for credit. All academic work, including transfer courses and repeated courses, is included in the final calculation for honors. Some courses from institutions outside of the U.S. are calculated in the admissions process on a pass/not pass basis. In order for a student to be considered for honors, all credentials from institutions outside of the U.S. must be evaluated to determine an A, B, or C equivalency.

The associate degree with honors will be conferred upon candidates who at graduation have earned a minimum cumulative grade point on all college work (both transfer and residence credit) of 3.7. The recipient must have met all requirements for graduation with an associate degree and must not have completed more than 83 credit hours. A UALR student can be awarded graduation honors only once. Students who graduate from another college or university and pursue a second undergraduate degree at UALR are not eligible for honors. University and departmental honors (but not awards) may be posted on the academic transcript.

Honors Organizations
The national honor society of Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and encourages superior scholarship in all academic disciplines. Members are elected each year from among the upper 10 percent of the senior class and the upper 5 percent of the junior class. Provision is also made for the election of outstanding graduate students and distinguished faculty. The UALR chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was established in 1972.

There are also subjectā€oriented honors organizations at UALR; contact individual departments to inquire about honors organizations.


Source: UALR Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10, p. 33 & Faculty Senate, March 14, 2003
Revised:
Approved By: Dr. Joel Anderson, May 1, 2003
Custodian: Records and Registration