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Saddleback College    
  Jan 16, 2018
2017-2018 College Catalog

Rules and Regulations

Academic Regulations

Students’ Rights and Responsibilities


Scholarship Standards

Dean’s List

Students who achieve a grade point average of 3.25 or higher in 12 units* or 3.5 in at least 6 units of letter-graded courses in any one semester will be eligible for the honor of being placed on the Dean’s List. Continued excellence in scholarship may result in graduation with honors. For the Dean’s List certificate check with the Office for the Vice President for Instruction, AGB 109 at 949-582-4795.

*For DSPS students full-time equivalency may differ, please contact the DSPS office at 949-582-4750.

Academic Honors At Graduation

In recognition of academic excellence for associate degree programs, students are awarded graduation honors as follows:

  Summa Cum Laude: 4.0 GPA
  Magna Cum Laude: 3.75 to 3.99 GPA
  Cum Laude: 3.50 to 3.74 GPA

Graduation honors are calculated using all academic work completed. This includes all work completed at Saddleback College and all transcripts used from other accredited institutions. In addition, in order to qualify, students must have completed 24 semester units of letter-graded work at Saddleback College.

Graduation honors will be indicated in the commencement program and on the student’s diploma and transcript. However, for candidates (those students with final grades pending), the commencement program will note “candidate,” as their degrees and honors have not yet been confirmed. When final grades are determined, a recalculation of grades will be completed and, if the student qualifies, the graduation honor will be noted on the diploma.