Dean’s List, Honors, and National Honor Societies

Dean’s List

The dean’s list, published each semester, includes all full-time students (24 or more credit hours earned for the academic year; 12 minimum each semester – September through May) whose term grade point average is 3.50 or higher with no grade below a B- and no incomplete (I) or withdrawal/failing (WF) grades. GPA requirements for Dean’s list are not rounded.


The following cumulative grade point averages entitle the associate graduate to honors recognition at commencement: highest honors, 3.90 – 4.00; high honors, 3.70 – 3.89; honors 3.50 – 3.69.

The following cumulative grade point averages entitle the baccalaureate graduate to honors recognition at commencement: summa cum laude, 3.90 – 4.00; magna cum laude, 3.70 – 3.89; cum laude, 3.50 – 3.69.

Honors designations for recognition at commencement are determined using the cumulative grade point average (CGPA) earned at the end of the semester prior to the last semester of enrollment before graduation (Associate degree program – typically 3rd semester of full-time enrollment; Bachelor degree program – typically 7th semester of full-time enrollment). CGPA requirements for honors are not rounded.

National Honor Societies

Each year during the spring semester, the College participates in three national honor societies, Alpha Chi, Alpha Lambda Delta, and Alpha Sigma Lambda.

Alpha Chi
The Massachusetts Theta Chapter of Alpha Chi recognizes and promotes scholarship and those elements of character that contribute to high scholarly achievement. The national constitution of Alpha Chi limits membership to the highest ten percent of full-time students in the junior and senior classes. To be eligible for election, a transfer student must have earned not fewer than twenty-four semester hours of credit toward a baccalaureate degree.

Alpha Lambda Delta
Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) is a national honor society that honors academic excellence during a student’s first year in college. The mission of Alpha Lambda Delta is to encourage superior academic achievement, to promote intelligent living and a high standard of learning, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals in society.


  • Top 20% of the freshman class that has earned at least a 3.5 – 4.0 G.P.A. during their first semester at Becker College.
  • Full-time student status during first semester.
  • Not enrolled in any foundations courses at Becker College.
  • Enrolled in a 4 year program at Becker College.

Alpha Sigma Lambda
Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) recognizes the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work. Alpha Sigma Lambda is dedicated to the advancement of scholarships and recognizes high scholastic achievement in an adult student’s career.


  • A GPA between 3.5 and 4.0.
  • Completed a minimum of 50 credits.
  • Be a matriculated student.
  • 50 credits must be earned at Becker College.
  • Must have been a student for a minimum of four terms on at least a part-time basis.