In an email sent to students yesterday, it was announced that Barnard would be raising the GPA cutoff for the Dean’s List from a 3.4 to a 3.6. The change will take place Fall of 2013. This will align standards at Barnard with the 3.6 GPA cutoff for Columbia College, which has been in place since 2001. Registrar Brown points out that besides changing the GPA cutoff, it is important that Barnard is making the move from a year-long requirement to a standard that operates on a semester basis. This will, “for the first time enable January transfers, February graduates, and students who go on study leave for one semester to be on Dean’s List,” says Brown. It looks like majoring in Unafraid just got a little more difficult – with honors, anyway. Read the full email below.
To all students:
Effective fall 2013, the requirements for Dean’s List will change, as approved by the Barnard faculty. Dean’s List will be based on the semester GPA, not on the year GPA, and the threshold will rise. Starting in fall 2013, a student who completes at least 12 letter-graded points (that is, points graded A through F, not Pass) with a semester GPA of at least 3.60 will be on Dean’s List. (For 2012-13, the previous policy is still in force: 12 letter-graded points for each semester and a full-year GPA of at least 3.40.) The new policy is in line with that of Columbia College. The new policy will recognize strong academic performance each semester, and will for the first time enable January transfers, February graduates, and students who go on study leave for one semester to be on Dean’s List.
Constance Brown, Registrar
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