Scholastic Honors

Students who qualify for Dean’s List status at the end of the fall and spring semesters and summer session will be notified by letter. The student will be honored by the college (College of San Mateo, Cañada College, or Skyline College) from which the majority of the units in any given semester are earned.

Full-time students must complete twelve (12) or more units of letter graded classes and achieve a term GPA of 3.30 or better in any given semester or summer session.

Part-time students must initially qualify by accumulating twelve (12) or more letter-graded units at a college or colleges within the District. Once qualified, in a subsequent semester the part-time student must enroll in and complete at least six (6) units but no more that eleven and one-half (11.5) units with a term GPA of 3.30 or better in any given semester or summer session.

Once a student has qualified for either the full-time or part-time Dean’s List, the student may go back and forth between the full-time and part-time Dean’s List status, depending upon the number of units completed in any given semester.

Honors are awarded at graduation (A.A./A.S./A.D.T. degree) as follows, based upon GPA in all degree-applicable courses taken at College of San Mateo, Cañada College and Skyline College, together with GPA of degree-applicable coursework completed at other accredited institutions.

GPA Honor Award
3.30 - 3.49 Cum Laude
3.50 - 3.99 Magna Cum Laude
4.0 Summa Cum Laude