Academic Honors

Dean's List

At the end of each Fall and Spring semester, the Office of Undergraduate Studies publishes a list of matriculated students who meet the qualifications for placement on the Dean's List.

Full-time students will be placed on the Dean's List each fall and spring semester in which they have earned twelve or more credits with a GPA of 3.5 or above. Part-time students will be placed on the Dean's List on each occasion in which they have completed twelve or more new credits in two consecutive semesters with a GPA of 3.5 or above. In either case, no WU or INC grades are allowed even if twelve credits are completed with a 3.5 GPA.

Presidential Scholar

This designation is bestowed upon students who have met all of the qualifications for Dean's List and have exceeded the GPA requirement for Dean's List by earning a 3.9 GPA or higher. This honor supersedes placement on the Dean's List.

Departmental Honors

Graduation with departmental honors requires that, in addition to any other departmental specification, a student achieve a cumulative index of 3.2 and an index of 3.5 in the major or in an interdisciplinary program for a minimum of 24 credits.

College Latin Honors

Effective fall, 2019, students are eligible for College Latin honors at graduation if they have completed at least 50 indexable credits in residence at Lehman College, with a minimum cumulative index of 3.5. (See definition of credits in residence under the heading "Credit Requirements" in the section on "Degree Requirements" in this Bulletin.) The following Latin honors may be awarded:

Cum laude

Index of 3.5-3.74

Magna cum laude

Index of 3.75-3.84

Summa cum laude

Index of 3.85-4.0

Second degree students are not eligible for College Latin Honors.

College Honors Prior to Fall 2019