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Pomona College Scholars

Each semester, the distinction of Pomona College Scholar is awarded to the top quarter of students in each class as determined by semester grade point average, who in the past semester: 1) completed at least three graded courses; 2) did not receive any incomplete (I) grades; and 3) did not receive any "no credit" (NC) grades in any course that is normally included in the grade-point average calculation. 

The GPA cutoffs for Pomona College Scholars eligibility are recalculated every semester to determine the top 25 percent of each class, using the actual GPAs earned by students in each class. The chart below provides GPA cutoffs for recent semesters. Please note that these figures are provided for historical perspective only, and that future cutoffs depend on the actual GPAs earned by students in future semesters and cannot be determined in advance.

Pomona College Scholars - GPA Cutoffs for Previous Semesters

Semester First-Year Sophomore Junior Senior
Fall 2017 11.500 11.500 11.750 11.860
Spring 2018 11.600 11.666 11.789 12.000
Fall 2018 11.666 11.714 11.750 11.833
Spring 2019 11.666 11.750 11.750 12.000
Fall 2019 11.750 11.750 11.750 11.789
Spring 2020 * * * *
Fall 2020 11.770 12.000 11.833 12.000
Spring 2021 12.000 12.000 12.000 12.000


*Not applicable for spring 2020 semester due to pass/no credit grading