Last year it was 6/22..we got one letter informing us both about dean's list and fgs. However, when Pres Christ came to Senate she said that fgs as a designation was being eliminated and the Dean's list was getting more selective. Not sure why
I actually do know that one. They are changing to Dean's list to top 25% of class (so GPA would change, IIRC, Provost Shuster said 3.7 would do it normally), but that is only affecting class of 2016 and younger, once again, IIRC
vanilla92 - They're based on your GPA for the past school year. I remember reading that the cutoff for First Group Scholars is the top 10% of each class. I'm not sure what the GPA for that would be though.
According to a faculty action sheet that I found on Smith's website, the First Group Scholars have been eliminated and the criteria for Dean's List has been revised. But this sheet does not say how the criteria has changed.
First group scholar roughly correlates to the top 10% of the class, but it is not calculated that way. If you have 28 credits of A/A- and at least 32 graded credits for the year, you are a first group scholar. Also, I am pretty sure you cannot have any grades below B or B-.