Each semester, those students who have demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement by completing at least 12 units of credit-graded work in one semester or 12 units of credit-graded work earned in no more than one academic year (fall, winter and spring, with summer being excluded) with a grade point average of 3.0 or better (completed units will be considered only once for a particular dean’s list) will be recognized by a letter from the Dean of Instruction.