The purpose of the Dean's List is to recognize students who maintain outstanding academic records at Leeward Community College (CC). It is compiled for each Fall and Spring semester. Only credits and grades earned for Leeward Community College courses will be used in determining Dean's List eligibility.
A student will be named to the Dean's List if all of the following requirements are met:
- Has a cumulative grade point ratio of 3.8 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) for all coursework numbered 100 or above completed at Leeward CC.
- Has successfully completed a minimum of 24 credits of coursework for letter grade ( "A" - "D" only) at Leeward CC, exclusive of courses numbered below 100 in English, ESL, Mathematics, Reading and Learning Skills, with a cumulative grade point ratio of 3.8 or higher for those 24 credits of coursework. For non-vocational students, below 100 level courses will not count towards the minimum 24 credits.
- Has been assigned the grade of "W," "N" or "NC" for no more than a total of 4 courses at Leeward CC, regardless of whether those courses are numbered below or above 100 and regardless of whether any of those courses were repeated.
- Has successfully completed at least 6 credits numbered 100 or above for letter grade with a current grade point ratio of 3.0 or higher during the semester for which the student qualified to be named to the Dean's List.
- When an "I" (incomplete) grade is assigned to a student at the end of the semester, the "contingency" grade submitted by the instructor will be used to determine eligibility for the Dean's List.
In determining a student's eligibility for the Dean's List, or whether the student meets the requirements above, any course repeated by the student shall be counted only up to the maximum number of credits that the applicable course description in the Leeward CC Catalog specifies that the course may be repeated for credit.
If a course description in the Catalog states that a course may be repeated for additional credit but fails to specify the maximum number of credits for which the course may be repeated, the course shall be treated as if it may be repeated only once for additional credit.
If a course description in the Catalog does not state that a course may be repeated for additional credit, the course, if repeated, shall be counted only once for purposes of this policy and only in terms of the grade and credits earned the first time it was successfully completed.
In all cases where a student has repeated a course in excess of the maximum number of times or the maximum number of credits allowed or specified by the applicable course description in the Catalog, that course (for purposes of determining eligibility to the Dean's List) shall be counted in the order it was repeated successfully but only up to the maximum number of times or the maximum number of credits for which the course could have been validly repeated for credit.
A student must qualify for the semester's Dean's List based on the student's total academic or transcript record to date at Leeward CC, including the student's semester grades for that particular semester as submitted to the Admissions and Records Office by the applicable end-of-semester deadline for the submission of semester grades. A student will not be named retroactively to the Dean's List based on any change of grade submitted after the applicable end-of-semester deadline.
Students named to the Dean's List will be informed in writing by the Office of the Vice-Chancellor. If a student believes that he/she should have been named to the Dean's List but was not, the student is encouraged to make a timely inquiry to the Dean of Student Services or designee.
To graduate with academic honors, students must first apply and be accepted into Leeward's Honors Program. This program is open to all qualified students in all degree and certificate programs at Leeward CC. Students who graduate with academic honors will have this designation inscribed on their diplomas or certificates, as well as in their transcripts. Additionally, Honors students have the right to wear the Honors hood at commencement and are recognized for their accomplishments during the ceremony.
To graduate with academic honors, students must be accepted into the Leeward CC Honors Program, must meet all degree requirements, take one Honors colloquium, and graduate with a 3.5 or higher cumulative grade point average. Students cannot be named retroactively to Leeward's Honors Program. Honors cannot be inscribed on diplomas, certificates or transcripts retroactively.(
Entrance requirements at the time of application are:
- Completed at least 12 college-level credits (i.e., courses numbered 100-level and higher) from Leeward CC
- A 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher at Leeward CC
- A completed Honors Application
- A completed Faculty Recommendation Form from a previous instructor
- A PDF copy of your MyUH transcript emailed to Michael Oishi at email@example.com
For more information and to apply online go to: https://goo.gl/jRHtpm
You may also contact the Leeward CC Honors Program Coordinator, Michael Oishi (firstname.lastname@example.org; FA-117; 455-0628).
Phi Beta Lambda
Phi Beta Lambda (PTK) is a professional business association serving postsecondary students nationwide and abroad and helps future business leaders convert their ambitions and abilities into financial success and professional recognition. Leeward's chapter, Eta Beta Epsilon, is one of more than 7,000 chartered chapters of Future Business Leaders of America/Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA/PBL) throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Europe.
Organizational goals include:
- promoting competent, aggressive business leadership
- understanding American business enterprise
- establishing career goals
- encouraging scholarship and promoting school loyalty
- promoting sound financial management
- developing character and self-confidence
- facilitating the transition from school to work
Advisor: Douglas Choy, email@example.com, (808) 455-0614.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society founded in 1918 for outstanding community, technical, and junior college students. Leeward CC 's chapter, Alpha Lambda Gamma, is one of over 1,300 chapters in the United States, Canada, and abroad.
PTK members have opportunities to:
- meet and socialize with interesting people outside of the classroom setting
- be recognized for their academic achievements at various campus activities and functions during the year and at the commencement ceremony
- have points added to scholarships and grant applications just for being a member or officer
- take advantage of the scholarships and tuition waivers designated only for members.
To be eligible for membership in Alpha Lambda Gamma, a student must:
- have a cumulative 3.50 GPA at Leeward CC, based on at least 12 credits in 100-level or higher courses and less than 15% "W" grades
- be enrolled at Leeward CC in at least one for-credit course during the semester of his/her induction into the chapter
- adhere to the college's conduct code and possess recognized qualities of citizenship.
Those who do not meet all these membership requirements (such as recent high school graduates or transfer students) may still join the Society as provisional members. Once inducted, members must maintain a cumulative GPA of not less than 3.0 while enrolled at Leeward CC.
At the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, eligible students are mailed an invitation to join Alpha Lambda Gamma.
Lead Advisor: Michael Bauer, firstname.lastname@example.org, (808) 455-0310.