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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans
   
 
  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog/Bulletin 2017-2018

Graduation



Requirements for Graduation

  1. The student must have fulfilled all requirements for successful completion of each course and have an overall 2.0 grade point average.
    1. Grades of “I” (Incomplete) must be resolvedwithin no more than three weeks of the end of the course or two weeks prior to the scheduled LSUHSC graduation, whichever comes first.
    2. Appeals of final grades or of actions of the Academic Performance Committee must be resolved no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled LSUHSC graduation date.
  2. The student must have met all of the required TECHNICAL STANDARDS.
  3. The student must have met the required National Board Examination policy.
  4. The student must have demonstrated standards of professional character, conduct and integrity that warrant the public confidence and trust bestowed on them as health professionals.
  5. The student must have the approval of the appropriate Academic Performance Advancement Committee, the dean, the Administrative Council, the general faculty of the school and the LSU Board of Supervisors.
  6. The student must have met all financial obligations to the school and the LSU System at least ten days before graduation.

Awards and Honors

Outstanding graduates are recognized each year at a pre-commencement Recognition Ceremony of the School of  Dentistry. Awards are presented to graduates to recognize achievements, proficiency, and/or potential in dentistry, dental hygiene, and dental laboratory technology.

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.

Dental Laboratory Technology

The Chancellor’s Award - A cash award of $250 is presented annually to a high-ranking graduating student who, in the opinion of the dental laboratory technology faculty, has done the most to promote the health sciences and the school before the public. This award was established by the chancellor of the health sciences center in 1979.

The Dean’s Awards - A cash award of $100.00 is presented to the graduate who, in the opinion of the dental laboratory technology faculty, represents the highest ideals of the dental laboratory technology profession.

Departments and organizations offer other annual awards.

Dental Hygiene

The Chancellor’s Award - A cash award of $250 is presented annually to a high-ranking graduating student who, in the opinion of the dental hygiene faculty, has done the most to promote the health sciences and the school before the public. This award was established by the chancellor of the health sciences center in 1979.

The Dean’s Awards - A cash award of $100.00 is presented to the graduate who, in the opinion of the dental hygiene faculty, represents the highest ideals of the dental hygiene profession.

Departments and organizations offer other annual awards.

Dental

The Chancellor’s Award - A cash award of $1,000 is presented annually to a high-ranking graduating dental student who has done the most to promote the health sciences and the school before the public. A committee of the faculty appointed by the dean makes the selection. This award was established by the chancellor of the health sciences center in 1977.

The Dean’s Award - A cash award of $250 is presented annually to a graduating dental student who has shown academic excellence combined with those qualities of integrity and leadership traditionally expected of the health professional. A committee of the faculty appointed by the dean makes the selection.

Departments and organizations offer other annual awards.