Scholastic Honors

Dean’s List

A Dean’s List of students who have achieved academic honors is published at the end of each semester. The list contains the names of students who previously completed 12 units or more of letter-graded coursework and during the subsequent semester at Cañada College, College  of  San Mateo,  and  Skyline  College  earned a grade point average of 3.3 or above for six or more units.

Honors at Graduation

Recognition of a student's academic excellence will be given at graduation on the basis of their grade point average according to the following scale:

Grade Point Average Acknowledgement


Cum Laude


Magna Cum Laude


Summa Cum Laude