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Semester Academic Hours
Students who complete 12 or more credits, earn a semester GPA of 3.75 or above, with no grade below a "C," are placed on the Dean's List for that semester.
Students who complete 12 or more credits and earn a semester GPA of 3.50 to 3.749, with no grade below a "C," are placed on the Honors List for that semester.
Semester academic honors are not granted to students with an incomplete ("I") grade on their transcript that semester.
Sampo Award and Sisu Award
At the end of each spring semester, the faculty selects students for the special honor of membership in the Sampo Society, recognizing the value of lifetime learning, and the Sisu Award, recognizing achievement despite difficult circumstances. Both awards reflect Finlandia's Finnish heritage: the Sampo is a tool from Finnish mythology, and sisu is Finnish for "persistent effort."