CLASS RANK/ACADEMIC STANDING /DEAN’S LIST
After students have attempted 30 credit hours, students’ grade point averages will be computed at the end of each semester for purposes of determining academic standing and the Dean’s List. For purposes of determining class rank, students’ grade point averages will be computed at the end of each academic year on a cumulative basis.
Full-Time Day and Part-Time Evening students will be ranked separately in their respective divisions. The initial class rankings for Full-Time students will be determined at the end of the Spring semester of the first year. The initial class rankings for part-time students will be determined at the end of the Fall semester of the second year. Thereafter, Full-Time students are ranked each year at the end of the Spring semester; Part-Time students are ranked at the end of each Fall semester.
DEAN’S LIST DESIGNATION
All students who have a semester grade point average of B+ (3.33) or above will have a Dean’s List designation posted on their transcript for that semester. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, Full-Time Day students must earn 12 hours for the semester with a minimum of eight (8) graded hours. Part-Time Evening students must earn eight (8) hours for the semester with a minimum of six (6) graded hours. Graded credit hours are those for which quality points are awarded.
Candidates for the Juris Doctor degree who maintain high cumulative grade point averages graduate with honors. Graduation with honors is based upon earning a minimum of 75 credit hours at the Florida A&M University College of Law. To be eligible for graduation with honors, graduates must earn the required cumulative grade point average in the following categories:
- Summa cum laude (highest honors)
- Summa cum laude shall be awarded to all students who earn a grade point average of 3.8 or higher.
- Magna cum laude (high honors)
- Magna cum laude shall be awarded to all students who earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 – 3.79 or higher in the graduating class.
- Cum laude (honors)
- Cum laude shall be awarded to all students who earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.10 – 3.49 in the graduating class.
For the purpose of the graduation and hooding ceremonies, honors will be based upon the graduate’s cumulative grade point average earned at the end of their previous semester. Adjustments will be made to the transcript upon the posting of all final grades.