Academic Honors

Academic Honors at Zane State College

Below is a list of Zane State College’s academic honors for students with outstanding academic achievements. On behalf of the faculty and staff at Zane State College, we applaud these students for their academic excellence.

All Ohio Academic Team

Each year two Zane State College students per campus may be nominated by faculty members to enter the All Ohio Academic Team competition. In conjunction with Phi Theta Kappa, the entrants are judged on state and national levels. Students may place on one of three state teams. Recognition may include a monetary award.

Dean's List

These students are recognized for their academic achievement. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must have achieved a 3.5 grade point average or higher and completed a minimum of nine credit hours (excluding credit/no-credit courses) during a given semester. The Dean’s List is produced up to eight weeks after the end of the term and includes only those students who have not withheld the publishing of directory information. Dean’s List recognition is noted on the student’s transcript for the semester it is earned. If you have any questions about this listing, please email registrar@zanestate.edu.

Honorable Mention List

These students are recognized for their academic success. To be eligible for the Honorable Mention List, students must have achieved a 3.5 grade point average or higher and completed six to eight credit hours (excluding credit/no-credit courses) during a given semester. This list is separate from the Dean’s List due to minimum course load. The Honorable Mention List is produced up to eight weeks after the end of the term and includes those students who have not withheld the publishing of directory information. If you have any questions about this listing, please email registrar@zanestate.edu.

Graduation Honors

Students may earn the following honors through sustained scholarly achievements during completion of an associate degree:

  • Summa Cum Laude Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.90+
  • Magna Cum Laude Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.75+
  • Cum Laude Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.50+

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the national honorary society for two-year college students. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to encourage academic excellence. Students initiated into the group must have demonstrated sustained academic achievement at Zane State College. The criterion for membership is a 3.5 GPA with at least 15 college-level credit hours earned.

Presidential Scholar

The purpose of the Presidential Scholar award is to promote and recognize excellence in academic achievement while attending Zane State College. Students who earn this honor receive engraved medallions and are recognized at the annual Honors Day event.

Presidential Scholar Criteria:

  1. Must have completed a minimum of 36 college-level credit hours after fall semester.
  2. Must have a minimum of 31 semester hours with grades A – F which are counted in determining grade point average.
  3. Must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 3.95.
  4. Must have a declared major.
  5. Must have no violation of the Academic Integrity Policy.
  6. Recognition can only be received once.

Student of the Year

Faculty from each college division nominate candidates through their respective deans to be recognized as Student of the Year. Students who receive this honor are given a framed recognition certificate as well as being honored at at the annual Zane State College Honors Day event.

Student of the Year Criteria:

  1. Must have earned a minimum of 30 semester hours.
  2. Must have a sophomore standing.
  3. Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 (either full or part-time).
  4. Must have been actively involved in either a college and/or community activity.