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Dean’s List To be placed on the Dean’s List of Distinguished Students in any given semester, an undergraduate must maintain a minimum 12-credit course load and achieve a current grade point average of 3.400 or higher without failure in any course. Courses taken on a CR/NC basis may not be counted toward the 12-credit minimum. Any student receiving an F, NC, or NG during the semester is ineligible for the dean’s list.
Intermediate Honors A certificate of Intermediate Honors is awarded to the top twenty percent of students in four-year Curry undergraduate programs who enter the University directly from high school or preparatory school and earn at least 60 credits of coursework in their first four semesters. The computation is based upon the cumulative grade point average at the end of the fourth semester. No more than twelve of the 60 required credits may be earned on a CR/MC or S/U basis. Advanced placement and transfer credits do not count toward the required credits.
Graduation Honors Undergraduates students with a grade point average of 3.600 or higher will be recognized as graduating “with honors;” students with a grade point average of 3.750 or higher will be recognized as graduating “with high honors;” and students with a grade point average of 3.900 or higher will be recognized as graduating “with highest honors.” Computation of grade point averages for the determination of honors is based on all standard letter-grade courses carried since the student has matriculated at the University.
Kappa Delta Pi, an honor society in education that was founded in 1911, chartered its Eta Kappa Chapter of the University of Virginia in 1951. The constitution of the society reads as follows: “The purpose of Kappa Delta Pi shall be to encourage high professional, intellectual, and personal standards to recognize outstanding contributions to education. To this end it shall invite to membership such persons as exhibit commendable personal qualities, worthy educational ideals, and sound scholarship. It shall endeavor to maintain a high degree of professional fellowship among its members and to quicken professional growth by honoring achievement in educational work.”