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The President’s List and President’s Award

Celebrating the best in student achievement.

The University has established the President’s List and President’s Award honor programs to officially acknowledge academic excellence among enrolled students. The distinctions are the highest academic honor that TESU bestows, and allows President Dr. Merodie A. Hancock to personally acknowledge and celebrate student achievement with the entire University community.

The President’s List for Undergraduate Students

Acknowledging academic distinction in undergraduate-level learning.

The President’s List* distinction is bestowed on undergraduate program students who exhibit a commitment to academic excellence during their degree journey. Students qualifying for the President’s List must:

  • be an enrolled undergraduate student with a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) for the current term
  • be in satisfactory academic standing
  • complete a minimum of 6 graded credits** within a specific term

Students receiving the President’s List distinction from Dr. Merodie A. Hancock will be recognized on the University’s website, on its social media feeds and in its publications. Students who make the President’s List four times and become certified for graduation, qualify for the President’s Award.

The President’s Award for Undergraduate Students

Acknowledging academic excellence in undergraduate-level learning

To promote and reward the highest level of academic achievement, the President’s Award is reserved for undergraduate program students who have consistently displayed superior academic achievement during the course of their degree journey. To qualify for the award, students must:

  • make the President’s List* a minimum of four times
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of 4.0
  • complete minimum of 24 graded credits** at TESU

In addition to being publicly acknowledged on the University’s website, publications and social media feeds, undergraduate students receiving the President’s Award will be recognized during their respective Commencement ceremonies for their achievement with a special honor cord and a special notation in the Commencement Program book.

The President’s Award for Graduate Students

Acknowledging academic excellence in graduate-level learning

To recognize consistent academic excellence in students enrolled in graduate-level programs, the President’s Award is reserved for students who have consistently displayed superior academic achievement over the course of their TESU degree journey. To qualify for the award, students must:

  • obtain a 4.0 GPA for 6 graded credits** in a given term, for at least four terms
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of 4.0
  • complete a minimum of 24 graded credits** at TESU

In addition to acknowledgement in the University’s publications, website and social media feeds, graduate program students receiving the President’s Award will be recognized during their respective Commencement ceremonies with a special honor cord and a special notation in the Commencement Program book.

Whether you are just embarking on degree attainment or are multiple terms into your academic program, we stand by you and celebrate your extraordinary efforts. If you are not sure whether you qualify for the President’s List or President’s Award distinction, an academic advisor can help. Email enrolled@tesu.edu or call 609-777-5680 with questions.

* Only students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs qualify for the President’s List.
** Excludes transfer credits and credits earned though prior learning assessment (PLA), including credit-by-exam options.