Undergraduate Bulletin 2020 - 2021 
    
    Dec 03, 2020  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2020 - 2021

Student Records



Confidentiality of Student Records

Policies regarding the confidentiality of student records are in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, commonly referred to as the Buckley Amendment. A detailed statement of the policy appears in the Columbia College Student Handbook.

Transcripts

The transcript of a student’s academic record will be released by the Office of the Registrar only upon receipt of the student’s written request. No transcript will be issued to a student who is indebted to the College.

Academic Honors

President’s List

Students who have earned a minimum of 12 semester hours in a semester, who have a GPA of 4.00 for that semester, and who have not received a course grade of “F,” “U,” “WD,” or “INC” in that semester are placed on the President’s List. The 12 semester hours may not include pass/fail courses, and only Columbia College work qualifies a student for the President’s List.

Dean’s List

Students who have earned a minimum of 12 semester hours in a semester, who have a GPA of 3.50 or better for that semester, and who have not received a course grade of “F,” “U,” “WD,” or “INC” in that semester are placed on the Dean’s List. The 12 semester hours must include nine semester hours taken on a graded basis and may not include elective pass/fail courses. Only Columbia College work qualifies a student for the Dean’s List.

Annual President’s List

Students who have earned a minimum of 12 semester hours in an academic year, who have earned no more than 11 semester hours in any one term (Fall semester, Spring semester, or Summer sessions) during that year, who have a GPA of 4.00 for classes taken during that year, and who have not received a course grade of “F”, “U”, “WD”, or “INC” during that year are placed on the Annual President’s List. The 12 semester hours may not include pass/fail courses and only Columbia College work qualifies a student for the Annual President’s List.

Annual Dean’s List

Students who have earned a minimum of 12 semester hours in an academic year, who have earned no more than 11 semester hours in any one term (Fall semester, Spring semester, or Summer sessions) during that year, who have a GPA of 3.50 or better for classes taken during that year, and who have not received a course grade of “F”, “U”, “WD”, or “INC” during that year are placed on the Annual Dean’s List. The 12 semester hours must include nine semester hours taken on a graded basis and may not include elective pass/fail courses. Only Columbia College work qualifies a student for the Annual Dean’s List.

College Marshals

Five students with the highest scholastic average from the sophomore, junior, and senior classes serve as marshals. The senior with the highest average serves as Chief Marshal.

Honor Graduates

Honors in three levels of attainment are conferred at graduation. Candidates for baccalaureate degrees who have demonstrated unusual scholastic ability by the maintenance of a cumulative GPA between 3.950 and 4.000, inclusive, graduate summa cum laude; candidates with a cumulative GPA between 3.850 and 3.949, inclusive, graduate magna cum laude; and candidates with a cumulative GPA between 3.750 and 3.849, inclusive, graduate cum laude. Honor graduates must have earned 55 semester hours of graded coursework at Columbia College.

Candidates who have fewer than 55 semester hours of graded coursework at Columbia College and who demonstrate scholastic ability by the maintenance of a cumulative GPA of 3.750 or higher are awarded honor cords which they may wear at Commencement.