Honors Graduates with Rudy the Red Hawk

Academic Honors

Learning is at the center of everything we do. That’s why Gateway recognizes academic distinction in a few different ways, providing a number of opportunities for students who aim for excellence to set themselves apart by earning exclusive honors.

Dean’s List

Dean’s List honors are granted each semester for students who are accepted into an associate degree or technical diploma program, have enrolled for a minimum of six (6) credits not including developmental/ remedial credits, and achieved a semester grade point average of 3.75 or better. Dean’s List calculations are based on courses that have finished (been graded) by the end of the traditional semester. After final grade verification, certificates will be mailed to each eligible student. The deadline to order a replacement certificate is the end of the semester following the semester in which the Dean’s List recognition was earned.

Check here for our most current Dean’s List.

Provost's Honors

The Provost’s Honors program invites high achieving and highly motivated students to engage in Honors coursework while also completing the basic curriculum assigned. For students who achieved a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA with at least 12 semester hours of college coursework completed, honors coursework is designed to enrich and expand the expectations of each participating traditional post-secondary level course. Students who want to participate in the Provost’s Honors program must complete an Honors Contract and submit it. 

Learn more about the Provost’s Honors program here.

Academic Fraternities

Two academic fraternities at Gateway recognize academic excellence: The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) and Phi Theta Kappa. Students are invited to join the NSLS in Fall semester based on achieving a 3.0 GPA or better. NSLS members receive leadership certification, participate in discussions and attend presentations by some of the nation’s top speakers. Phi Theta Kappa membership is open to students enrolled in an associate degree program at Gateway who have completed 12 credits toward their degree and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Graduation Honors & Awards

In addition to the Provost’s Honors program mentioned above, there are two other categories of graduation with honors for students who complete an associate degree or technical diploma. Students who earn a 3.750-3.899 GPA receive District Honors, and those who earn a 3.900-4.000 receive the distinction of President’s Honors. Additionally, the Graduate Scholastic Award is presented along with an honorary medallion by the college’s provost to the graduate with the highest GPA in their program.