Honors - President and Dean Scholars
Each spring the Honors Convocation recognizes and encourages superior undergraduate academic achievement of President's and Deans' Scholars. There are two levels of Honors Scholars:
President's Scholars: Any undergraduate student who has earned a 4.0 grade point average at San José State University in two consecutive semesters (and summer or winter, if applicable).
Deans' Scholars: Any undergraduate student who has earned a 3.65 or higher grade point average at San José State University in two consecutive semesters (and summer or winter, if applicable).
The minimal load allowed for the award of academic honors is the student's full program of graded courses or 12 units, whichever is the larger. Only SJSU courses for which grades are posted during the consecutive semesters, including the clearance of incompletes made during that time period, shall be used.
Recognition of these Honors Scholars through the Honors Convocation was inaugurated at the university in 1962 by the three honor societies - Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi and the Phi Beta Kappa Faculty Club. It is currently under the sponsorship of the University Honors and Honors Programs Committee.
Note. Certain grades are not counted for honors: credit by examination, "overseas" grades, extension courses, "credit" grades and incompletes. Designation as a President's or Dean's Scholar does not apply to second baccalaureate, credential or graduate students.