Bakersfield College students can earn the following honors:
Special recognition is accorded students who maintain a 3.3 grade point average during a semester in which they accumulate at lelast 42 grade points earned from enrollment in Bakersfield College courses.
Students whose academic achievement is at this level are placed on the Dean’s List by the Office of Academic Affairs and Student Services and are given general recognition on campus and in the community.
Students who have completed at least 60 units in degree applicable letter graded courses, have taken at least 12 of those units at Bakersfield College, and who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher are eligible for graduation with honors.
The honors designation will appear on the diploma and transcript as follows:
|Grade Point Average||Honor Designation|
|3.70-3.89||Magna cum laude|
|3.90-4.0||Summa cum laude|
Phi Theta Kappa membership is based on academic achievement. Students must be enrolled in a regionally accredited institution offering an associate degree program. They must complete a minimum of 12 hours of coursework leading to an associate degree, must generally have a 3.25 grade point average, and must enjoy full rights of citizenship.
After induction, members must maintain a GPA of 3.25 or higher.
There is a fee for membership in this organization. Contact Joyce Coleman (661/395.4614) for more information.
The President of Bakersfield College invites qualified members of each entering freshman class to participate in the President’s Scholars Program using criteria set up by the President’s Scholars/President’s Re-Entry Scholars Program.
Honorariums of $100 per semester and priority registration are based exclusively on meeting the program’s criteria each semester. Contact the Dean of Student’s Office, located in CC-4, or call 661/395.4614.
The President’s Re-entry Scholars are re-entry students who have demonstrated, by their achievement at Bakersfield College, a commitment to academic excellence. Following completion of 12 degree applicable or transferable units at Bakersfield College, eligible students are invited to participate in the program.
The program includes an honorarium award of $100 per semester and priority registration each eligible semester. An explanation of eligibility requirements and information about the program are available in the Dean of Students’ Office, located in CC-4, or call 661/395.4614.