- 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. This distinction will be noted on the student’s academic transcript.
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 Communication Disorders
- Donald L. Rampp Award for Clinical Excellence
- John B. Bobear Award for Clinical Excellence (New Orleans)
- The Scholastic Award in Cardiopulmonary Science
- The Faculty Award to the Outstanding Student in Cardiopulmonary Science
- The Department Award for Scholastic Achievement and Leadership in Medical Technology
- The Faculty Award to the Outstanding Student in Medical Technology
- The J. Clyde Swartzwelder “C2 ” (Competence X
- Compassion) Award in Medical Technology
- The Departmental Award for Leadership in Medical Technology
- 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 Faculty Award for Outstanding Student in Rehabilitation Counseling
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.