The Dean’s List, posted at the end of each semester, honors those students who have completed more than 12 credits (may not include courses taken on a pass/fail basis) and achieved a GPA of 3.5 or better. Students receiving an incomplete or an “F” grade are ineligible for the Dean’s List that semester. For students who achieve a GPA of 3.85 or better during their college careers, their degree is granted summa cum laude.
For those with a GPA of 3.70 or better but less than 3.85, their degree is granted magna cum laude. For those with a GPA of 3.50 or better but less than 3.70, the degree is granted cum laude. Upon the recommendation of individual academic departments, the Committee on Academic Standards confirms the recipients of all academic achievement awards.
Awards Offered Only to Baccalaureate Degree Students During 2014 -15 Include: Alumni Association Distinguished Scholar Award To the student with the highest GPA in the graduating class. George Wybenga Award To a BFA student who demonstrates leadership, initiative, and academic excellence in Packaging Design.
Unite Distinguished Scholar Award Sponsored by the Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees, for the AAS student with the highest GPA in the class. Vincent Trocchia Scholarship Award in Interior Design To an Interior Design major entering the BFA Program who demonstrates excellence in commercial interior design.
Awards Offered to Both One- and Two-Year Associate Degree Students During 2014-15 Include: Andrew Pizzo Memorial Award To an outstanding AAS student in Accessories Design. Billie Gordon Award To an outstanding AAS student in Textile/Surface Design. Intimate Apparel Council Merit Award To an outstanding AAS student in Fashion Design with a specialization in intimate apparel. Jack Lowery Travel Scholarship Award To an outstanding AAS student in Interior Design. To be used for travel or education