Academic Achievement

Is your semester GPA 3.25 or better?

If your semester grade-point average (GPA) is 3.25 or better over 12 credit hours, you may be eligible for the Dean's list or other academic honors. If your cumulative GPA is 3.3 or better when you graduate, you may graduate with honors.

President's List

(Semester GPA is 3.9 or above)

Dean's List

(Semester GPA is 3.25 or above)

Graduation Honors

(Cumulative GPA is 3.3 or above at graduation)


Academic Honors

What are academic honors?

Academic honors are a way for the University to note your success. Students acheiving a semester GPA of 3.25 or above may fall into one or more of the following categories and be acknowledged accordingly.

President's List

My semester GPA is 3.9 or above, taking 15 credit hours: What does this mean?

  • If you took 15 or more credit hours in a single semester, and you earned a GPA of 3.9 or above, congratulations on your outstanding achievement! You may have made it to the President's List!
  • The President's List is calculated on credits earned in course work for which grades of A through F are given. Credit earned in a course for which the grade of Satisfactory is achieved will not be counted as part of the 15 semester-credit minimum.
  • The determination of who has made the President's List is made by the Registrar's office, and a list of those who achieved this distinction is sent to the President's office no sooner than one month after the end of the semester.
  • Acknowledging this mark of excellence is up to the discretion of the President's office.

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Dean's List

My semester GPA is 3.25 or above, taking 12 credit hours: What does this mean?

  • If you are a full-time student (12 credits or more per semester) or a part-time student completing a 12-hour step, who has earned a grade-point average of 3.25 or better for the semester, congratulations! You may have made the College Dean's List!
  • The Dean's List is calculated on credits earned in course work for which grades of A through F are given. Credit earned in a course for which the grade of Satisfactory is achieved will not be counted as part of the 12 semester-credit minimum for full-time status.
  • The determination of who has made the Dean's List is made by the Registrar's office, and a list of those who achieved this distinction is sent to each college no sooner than one month after the end of the semester.
  • Each academic college acknowledges Dean's List recipients differently. The College of Business has traditionally sent a certificate one to two months after the semester in which the Dean's List distinction was earned. The certificate will go to the place of residence that was listed in CampusNet when the Registrar's office sent the list to the College, so please be sure your address stays up to date in CampusNet.

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Graduation Honors

My cumulative GPA is 3.3 or above at graduation: What does this mean?

  • Congratulations, you may be graduating with honors!
  • 3.30-3.59 Cum Laude
    3.60-3.79 Magna Cum Laude
    3.80-4.00 Summa Cum Laude

  • Transfer students may also graduate with honors. This is calculated based on the average for Cleveland State University work or the average for all college work, whichever is lower. In determining the grade average for graduation honors, the Cleveland State University method of computing grade-point averages will be used.
  • For more information on graduation and Commencement Day:

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Schedule an appointment with an advisor

  • Students have the option to schedule an appointment through our website with any undergraduate academic advisor
  • Students can contact undergraduate advising center and schedule an appointment

Undergraduate Advising Center office hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: Advising is available on the first and third Saturdays of each month (except holiday weekends).  Please note that Saturday advising is available from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in MC 110. For more information, please call (216) 687-9376.

 

 

For More Information
Undergraduate Advising Center
1860 East 18th Street- Monte Ahuja Hall, Room 219
Telephone: (216) 687-3729
Email: cba_advising@csuohio.edu
Fax: (216) 687-5311