Scholastic Recognition

Chancellor’s List

At the conclusion of each semester, the registrar shall indicate which undergraduate students are scholastically eligible to be included on the Chancellor’s List. To be cited on the Chancellor’s List for any one semester, a student must:

  • Have at least 12 credits included in the graduation index.
  • Have at least 6 hours included in the semester index.
  • Attain at least a 3.5 graduation index.
  • Have at least a 3.0 current semester index.

Semester Honors

At the conclusion of each semester, the registrar shall indicate which undergraduate students are scholastically eligible for Semester Honors. To be cited, a student must:

  • Have at least 6 credits included in the semester index.
  • Attain at least a 3.5 semester index.
  • Have at least a 2.0 graduation index.

DEGREES WITH DISTINCTION

Degrees are awarded at the end of each semester and summer session to candidates who have completed the requirements of their schools. At each of these periods, degrees with distinction are awarded to those completing the undergraduate plans of study under the following general University rules:

  • A candidate for the baccalaureate with distinction must have earned at least 65 hours of credit at Purdue. A candidate for an associate degree with distinction must have earned at least 35 hours of credit at Purdue. To qualify for distinction, the student’s graduation index for all work completed must be at least 3.30.
  • The minimum graduation index for graduation with distinction in each school shall be no less than the 90th percentile of the graduation indexes of the graduates in each school, for the spring semester, provided that the index is at least 3.30. The minimum graduation index so determined in the spring for each school shall be applied for graduation with distinction for the subsequent summer session and fall semester.
  • Of those graduates who qualify for distinction under these rules for the spring semester, the three-tenths of the baccalaureate graduates having the highest graduation indexes shall be designated as graduating with highest distinction, irrespective of the schools from which they graduate. The three-tenths of the spring associate degree graduates having the highest graduation indexes will be designated as graduating with highest distinction.
  • The minimum graduation indexes so determined for graduation with highest distinction shall be applied for graduation with highest distinction for the subsequent summer session and fall semester.