Recognition of Superior Achievement
Full-time students attaining certain standards of scholastic achievement are placed on the President's or the Dean's List of Distinguished Students at the end of each semester, and attention is drawn to them through various media. To qualify for the Dean's list, the student must have at least 3.4 term grade point average, and at least 3.8 term grade point average for the President's list.
Upon completion of the associate's or bachelor's degree, each graduate who has attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.6 or above is recognized with an appropriate degree honor. Eligibility is contingent upon completion of at least 60 semester hours of graded course work at John Brown University. Graduation honors are indicated on the diploma, and by the wearing of an appropriate medal on the gown during the commencement exercises.
Cum Laude-cumulative grade point average at least 3.6
Magna Cum Laude-cumulative grade point average at least 3.8
Summa Cum Laude-cumulative grade point average at least 3.9
Students who have between 39 and 59 semester hours of graded course work at John Brown University and have a grade point average of 3.8 or higher will graduate "with distinction."
University Honors Degree
Each student who has successfully completed twenty-one hours of honors courses (as outlined under Honors Scholars Program) will be granted a diploma certifying that they have earned a university Honors degree. Such graduates will be identified in the commencement program.
Vera and Spencer Bartlett Respect Awards
These awards, in memory of Vera and Spencer Bartlett, are presented each spring to students who are judged to best exemplify the greatest respect for God, for the United States of America, and for other people. To be eligible, a student must be a junior continuing into their senior year, a citizen of the United States, and must have average grades or better.