Academic Honors

The College recognizes student achievement in several ways, as indicated below.

Term Honors Lists

Two academic honors lists are published at the end of the fall and spring terms of each academic year on the College website. These honors lists recognize students who have achieved outstanding grade point averages for the term. To be eligible for the lists, students must be in good academic standing at Pensacola State College as outlined in the Standards of Academic Progress. 

The President's List: Full-time students (12 credit hours or more per term of college level coursework) who earn an overall GPA of 4.0 for the term.

Dean's List: Full-time students (12 credit hours or more per term of college level coursework) who earn an overall GPA of 3.5 - 3.9 for the term.

Robinson Honors Program

The Robinson Honors Program at Pensacola State College is designed to meet the needs of academically gifted students seeking to make the most of their college experience. The program offers a unique learning experience in a “college within a college” atmosphere intended to cultivate critical thinking, encourage civic and community engagement, and develop a synthesis of knowledge across disciplines. A generous endowment from Grover Robinson IV and the Robinson family provides students opportunities beyond the traditional classroom. Robinson Scholars benefit from an enriched curriculum; attendance at cultural events, such as the College’s Lyceum series of world class performances and insightful seminars; academic and career planning services; service learning opportunities; academic and leadership conferences; and opportunities for travel and travel scholarships for field trips to regional museums and historical sites and trips abroad to exciting destinations like Costa Rica and Prague. For more information, email the Robinson Honors Program Director at

Student Excellence Awards

At this annual honors ceremony, students are recognized as Departmental and Program Scholars and for Scholastic Achievement, Leadership, and Service.

1.  Departmental and Program Scholar recipients are selected by the individual academic departments in recognition of outstanding performance in the classroom and high test scores on competitive departmental examinations.

2.  Scholastic Achievement Award recipients are selected by grade point averages. Recipients must have maintained a 3.9 GPA or better while completing at least 80% of the requirements for the degree they are seeking.

3.  The Leadership Award is based upon participation in service clubs.

4.  Service Award recipients are selected by the faculty and department heads. This award is based on the outstanding services rendered in their respective departments, schools, and campuses.

5.  The Sigma Beta Delta Award is an International Honor Society in Business Administration and Management.

Induction is offered to BAS students who have a 3.5 or above GPA after having taken 90 credit hours.