CATALOG • 2009-2010
Class Standing: A student’s class standing is determined by the student’s number of earned credits as certified in the registrar’s office at the beginning of each term.
Freshman 0-23.9 earned credits
Sophomore 24-54.9 earned credits
Junior 55-85.9 earned credits
Senior 86 or more earned credits
Dean’s List: Dean’s List is awarded each fall and spring to any full-time matriculated student who receives a semester average of at least 3.650 on the basis of at least 12 credits for which the student receives letter grades and quality points. A student who has an incomplete grade during a semester will not be eligible for the inclusion on the Dean’s List.
Students enrolled for fewer than 12 credits each semester are considered part-time students for the purposes of Dean’s List recognition. Appointment to the Dean’s List is made when:
- A minimum total of 12 credits are completed within one academic year (Fall, Winter, Spring); and
- Grades in the courses across these combined semesters result in a grade point average of 3.650 or higher.
Dean’s List status for part-time students is recorded on the most recently completed semester during which all cumulative criteria were met. Once awarded, the calculation for additional recognition begins anew.
Delphi: Delphi is the College honor society for undergraduate students. A student, who at the end of her junior year or at the end of either term of her senior year, has a cumulative grade-point average of 3.800 will be recognized as a member of Delphi in the following semester. To be eligible, a transfer student must have earned at least 60 credits of academic work at Cedar Crest.
Honor Societies: Cedar Crest sponsors chapters of the following national or international honor societies: Alpha Kappa Delta (international – sociology), Alpha Psi Omega (national – theatre), Alpha Sigma Lambda (national – lifelong learning students), Beta Beta Beta (national – biology), Kappa Delta Pi (national – education), Kappa Mu Epsilon (national – mathematics), Lambda Pi Eta (national – communication), Phi Alpha (national – social work), Phi Alpha Theta (international – history), Phi Kappa Delta (national – forensic speech), Psi Chi (national – psychology), Sigma Beta Delta (national – business, management and administration), Sigma Tau Delta (national – English), Sigma Theta Tau (international – nursing), Theta Alpha Kappa (national – religion and theology) and Nu Delta Alpha (dance).
Graduation with Honors: A student is considered for graduation honors if the student’s cumulative average at Cedar Crest is 3.550 or better and includes at least 60 graded Cedar Crest credits. The awarding of honors is based on all graded work done at Cedar Crest (including dual degree programs) and graded work completed at other LVAIC institutions as a matriculated Cedar Crest student and is for undergraduate students only.
Students with a cumulative average of 3.550 or above at the end of four years graduate cum laude; those with an average of 3.650 or above graduate magna cum laude; those with an average of 3.800 or above graduate summa cum laude. Students should consult the registrar’s office to determine their status.
Conditional Standing: The faculty at Cedar Crest College has adopted the following policy concerning conditional standing and separation from the College:
- Matriculated students who fail to achieve a cumulative grade-point average of 1.800 as first-semester freshmen will be placed on conditional standing for the subsequent term. Students who fail to achieve a cumulative grade-point average of 2.000 for any term after their first-semester term will be placed on conditional standing. Part-time matriculated students will be reviewed for possible conditional standing for every accumulation of 15 credits they complete. Part-time students who fail to achieve a cumulative grade-point average of 2.000 for every 15 credits will be placed on conditional standing for their subsequent 15 credits.
- Matriculated students who fail to achieve a cumulative grade-point average of 2.000 after three terms on conditional standing will be subject to dismissal procedure.
- Matriculated students who fail to achieve a
cumulative grade-point average of 1.000 may be subject to dismissal
The dismissal procedure includes the opportunity to petition the Admissions, Enrollment and Retention Committee for continuation and requires the student to prepare a personal plan for academic progress.
A student dismissed for unsatisfactory academic achievement may petition the Admissions, Enrollment and Retention Committee for re-admission; this petition must include official documentation of specific academic work or equivalent experience during the interval between dismissal and re-admission.
Once re-admitted to the College, the student must achieve a grade-point average of 2.000 or better every semester to remain. If a student is dismissed a second time, there is no appeal.