Student Awards & Recognition

Awards and Recognition

AUE recognizes and celebrates student excellence, growth, and dedication both inside and outside the classroom via various awards granted bi-annually or annually. These are as follows:


Academic Excellence Awards

Academic Excellence Awards are granted bi-annually during the Honors Ceremony in which undergraduate student effort is recognized as per the below criteria:

  1. Have completed 15 credit hours excluding Pass/Fail, Exemptions, Transfers, Withdrawals, and Incomplete statuses.
  2. Have no record of disciplinary penalties for violations of any of the University Policies.
  3. Have achieved a Grade Point Average of 3.50-3.74 to be placed on the Dean’s List.
  4. Have achieved a Grade Point Average of 3.75- 4.00 to be placed on the President’s List.

Graduate students are recognized via the following awards:

1- The Academic Excellence Awards: awarded to graduate students who have completed 12 credit hours and have achieved a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 and above.

2- The Leadership Excellence Awards: awarded to one graduate student in each program/specialization who has completed 12 credit hours, achieved Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 and above and has demonstrated leadership qualities and/or made an impact at AUE or externally. The Office of Student Life asks College Deans to nominate eligible students for this award.

Eligible students are notified by the Office of Student Life and are invited to the Honors Ceremony held at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters, where students are awarded certificates of appreciation and their names are published on the Student Bulletin Boards.

Undergraduate Honors Ceremony Dates


Fall Semester - October 8 & 9

Spring Semester – January 26 & 27

Graduate Honors Ceremony Dates


Fall Semester- October 12*

Spring Semester- February 1*

*Dates may vary each academic year as graduate ceremony is hosted on Saturday’s

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