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Dean’s List To be eligible, students must take a minimum of 15 credits of graded course work and attain a GPA of 3.7 or higher. Courses taken on a credit/no-credit basis may not be counted toward minimum credits necessary to be on the dean’s list. Any student receiving an F, NC, or NG is ineligible to be on the dean’s list.
Graduation Honors Undergraduates 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.
Intermediate Honors A certificate of Intermediate Honors is awarded to the top twenty percent of those who enter the University directly from high school or preparatory school and earn at least 60 credits of course work in their first four regular semesters. No more than twelve of the 60 required credits may be earned on a CR/NC or S/U basis. Advanced placement and transfer credits do not count toward the required credits.
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.”