- The student must have fulfilled all requirements of each course, and have maintained at least the minimum scholastic requirements established by the department.
- The student must be registered in the semester of anticipated graduation and pay the appropriate diploma fee.
- The student must have met all financial obligations to the LSU System at least ten days prior to graduation.
- The student must attend commencement ceremonies, unless excused, in writing, by the Dean.
Awards and Honors
Dean’s List - Full time undergraduate students (minimum 12 semester hours) in good academic standing (minimum cumulative professional GPA of 2.0) who complete all work attempted during a Fall and/or Spring semester with a minimum 3.5 GPA will be placed on the Dean’s List.
Outstanding graduates and students are recognized each year. One or more outstanding students are recognized from each department.
The Chancellor’s Award - A cash award of $500 is presented annually to a high-ranking graduating student, in New Orleans who has done the most to promote the health sciences and the School before the public. Selection is made by a committee of the faculty appointed by the Dean. This award was established by the Chancellor of the Health Sciences Center in 1977.
The Dean’s Award - A cash award of $500 is presented to the graduate who in the opinion of the faculty “represents the highest ideals of the School of Allied Health Professions.”
Several other annual awards are offered by firms and individuals.
- Faculty Award for Outstanding Student in Audiology
- Faculty Award for Outstanding Student in Speech-Language Pathology
- Donald L. Rampp Award for Clinical Excellence in Speech-Language Pathology
- The John B. Bobear Award for Outstanding Student in Respiratory Therapy
- The Award for Outstanding Student in Cardiovascular Sonography
- The Department Award for Scholastic Achievement in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
- The Faculty Award for Excellence in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
- The J. Clyde Swartzwelder “C2 ” (Competence X
- Compassion) Award in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
- The Betty Lynne Theriot Memorial Outstanding Student Award in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
- The Scholastic Achievement Award in Occupational Therapy
- The John F. Burke Memorial Award in Physical Therapy
- The George Hampton Award for Clinical Excellence in Physical Therapy
- The Department of Physical Therapy Scholastic-Achievement Award
- The Dave Pariser Student Service Award in Physical Therapy
- The Faculty Award for Outstanding Student in Clinical Rehabilitation and Counseling
- The Research Award in Clinical Rehabilitation and Counseling
- The Award for Academic Achievement in Physician Assistant Studies
- The Award for Clinical Achievement in Physician Assistant Studies
Recognizing that outstanding achievement in the allied health professions is not always totally determined by only academic-course grades, these awards serve to recognize the qualities of professionalism, skill, ethical conduct and motivation, as well as grades.
Degrees with Honors
Baccalaureate degrees are awarded summa cum laude to students whose quality point average falls within the range of 3.960 to 4.000, magna cum laude to students whose quality point average falls within the range of 3.860 to 3.959, and cum laude to students whose quality point average falls within the range 3.760 to 3.859. Scholastic honors are based on the overall quality point average for all course work attempted in pursuing the degree.