Students who grind through hours of homework, exams and study sessions can find themselves in a prestigious group at Salt Lake Community College.
Every semester, students have a chance of making the President’s or Dean’s List based on their academic performance. The lists give SLCC the opportunity to recognize outstanding individual achievements.
“Being on one of these two lists demonstrates hard work, a commitment to excellence and dedication to achieving high academic goals,” says Maurine Hendrickson, an administrative assistant at SLCC. “It shows that an individual is dedicated, devoted to high scholastic achievement and has a desire to excel, while pursuing an education.”
Congratulations to all of our @SaltLakeCC President's and Dean's List recipients, celebrated last night! pic.twitter.com/4PClAGEcEr
— Deneece (@SLCCHuftalin) March 31, 2015
How to be eligible
A student must earn a 3.8 or higher GPA during the past semester to make the President’s List, while a GPA between 3.5 and 3.79 is needed to make the Dean’s List. A student must also complete at least 15 credit hours in a single semester to be eligible.
The Dean of Students Office runs a report at the end of every semester to obtain a list of eligible students. The office will then send out certificates to those who made a list, informing them of their achievement.
Perks of making a list
Students are invited to attend a recognition reception at the end of March, where they will receive a pin for their accomplishment. Students will also be awarded a silver or gold cord at graduation time to wear during the ceremony.
In addition to being recognized for their hard work, a student who makes the President’s or Dean’s List earns added credibility as they progress in school.
“Receiving this achievement will help when students are applying for enrollment in four-year schools, as well as applying for scholarships,” Hendrickson adds.
Scholarship committees look for extras on a student’s application, and someone who has been on one of these lists may separate themselves from other applicants when being considered for an award.
For more information about the President’s and Dean’s lists at SLCC, contact Maurine Hendrickson at 801-957-4776 or email email@example.com.