Academic and Graduation Honors
Academic excellence recognitions can be viewed online on a student’s unofficial transcript through NOVAConnect.
The College provides the following recognitions for academic excellence:
A student’s name will be placed on the Presidential Scholars list for any semester that his/her grade point average is 3.75 to 4.00. The student must have completed at least nine semester hours in the current semester (excluding developmental courses) and have earned a minimum of 20 semester hours of credit at NOVA.
A student’s name will be placed on the Dean’s List for any semester that his/her grade point average is 3.50 to 3.74. The student must have completed at least six semester hours in the current semester (excluding developmental courses) with no grade lower than “C.”
Students attending NOVA for a minimum of 30 credit hours in degree programs are eligible for graduation honors. Those attending NOVA for a minimum of 50 percent of the credit hours in their certificate program are eligible for graduation honors. Students must apply online for graduation to be eligible for graduation honors. Graduation honors are determined by the student's cumulative grade point average at the completion of the semester for which he/she is certified for graduation.
Appropriate honors are based on scholastic achievements and recorded on the degree or certificate as follows:
|Cumulative Grade Point Average||Honor|
|3.20||Cum Laude (with honor)|
|3.50||Magna Cum Laude (with high honor)|
|3.80||Summa Cum Laude (with highest honor)|