Academic Catalog 2019-2020

Honors and Awards

Semester Honors

Two lists of honor students are posted each semester:

  1. Dean’s List - Students enrolled for a minimum of 12 hours and fewer than 15 must have a 4.0 Gardner-Webb grade point average, and one taking 15 hours or more must have a 3.7 or better with no grade below “C” (2.0).
  2. Honor Roll - Students enrolled for a minimum of 12 hours and fewer than 15 hours must have a 3.5 Gardner-Webb grade point average with no grade below “C” (2.0), and one taking 15 or more hours must have between a 3.2 and 3.7 average with no grade below “C” (2.0).

Graduation Honors

To be considered for baccalaureate honors a graduating student must complete a minimum of 64 hours at Gardner-Webb, and his or her GPA for that work taken here must merit honors. Those in the graduating class with a GPA of 3.8 or above will receive honors. Those with a 3.8- 3.89 will receive cum laude. Those with a 3.9-3.94 will receive magna cum laude. Those with a 3.95-4.0 will receive summa cum laude.

GOAL-DCP Academic Award

At graduation exercises, the GOAL-DCP Academic Award is presented to the GOAL-DCP student with the highest academic grade point average. To be considered for the award, a student must complete a minimum of 64 hours at Gardner-Webb. In the case of a tie, the grade point average for all work accepted for transfer to Gardner-Webb is incorporated into the calculation.