LFGSM Honors Programs

LFGSM has two honors programs recognizing exceptional student achievement: one based on academic standing and another based on demonstrated business impact.

Honors Programs for Graduates
Academic Honors Programs

Students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement qualify to be considered for our academic honors programs. The academic honors program is based solely upon student's cumulative overall Grade Point Average (GPA). Please note that elective courses utilizing Authentic Assessment as well as 5847 Global Base Camp, 5846 Business Impact Assessment, 5845 LFGSM Community Leadership are excluded from the cumulative GPA calculation. Academic honors and qualifying GPA are:

  • Top 5% of the Graduating Class earns the designation: High Honors, Valedictorian
  • Top 10% of the Graduating Class earn the designation: High Honors
  • Top 11-20% of the Graduating Class earn the designation: Honors

 

Business Impact-Based Honors Program

LFGSM's business impact-based honors program is the Hotchkiss Scholars, the School's highest Honors designation. Students graduating in June 2014 can earn the Hotchkiss Scholars designation in either of the following two ways:

  1. Grade Point Average Award Basis: to earn the Hotchkiss Scholar designation on this basis, a student must have a cumulative GPA in the top 5 percent of the 2014 graduating class1 and successfully completed by the end of the Spring 2 Term both
  • 5846 Business Impact Assessment2
  • 5845 LFGSM Community Leadership2

2.    Business Impact Award Basis: June 2014 graduates who have met the following qualifications will earn the 2014 Hotchkiss Scholars designation:

  • Successful completion by the end of the Spring 2 Term of the Business Impact Certificate3
  • a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.751

 

2014-15 (and later) Hotchkiss Scholar Program Qualifications

Students graduating in June 2015 and subsequent years will earn the Hotchkiss Scholars designation solely on the Business Impact Award Basis. That is, Hotchkiss Scholars will have met the following requirements:

  • Earned a Business Impact Certificate3
  • Earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.751

 

For more information about the requirements of the new Business Impact Certificate, please contact Chris Perlstrom, Registrar at 847-574-5208 or cperlstrom@lfgsm.edu.


1Elective courses utilizing Authentic Assessment as well as 5847 Global Base Camp, 5846 Business Impact Assessment, 5845 LFGSM Community Leadership2 are excluded from the cumulative GPA calculation

2These courses do not have any academic credit and do not count as electives in meeting graduation requirements. There is no tuition for these courses, although material and technology fees may be charged

3The Business Impact Certificate consists of the following courses

  • Global Practica (5840, 5841, or 5842) or Global Focus (5843)
  • 5847 Global Base Camp
  • 5846 Business Impact Assessment
  • 5845 LFGSM Community Leadership

 

 

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