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 students 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 students 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 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.

Online Undergraduate Program Academic Award

At Commencement exercises, the Online Undergraduate Program Academic Award is presented to the Online Program 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.