The Dean's List is calculated for the Fall and Spring semesters and for the Summer Session. (The Summer terms are treated collectively as a single period). Both matriculate and non-matriculate students are eligible, so long as their cumulative record reflects good academic and social standing. Dean's List students are those who maintain a 3.5 grade point average or higher for periods in which they meet the following minimum semester hour requirements.
- 8 semester hours within a single semester
- 16 semester hours within a combination of semesters
- During the Student Teaching Term, 4 semester hours together with attainment of the Excellence in pre-Service Teaching honor from the Education Department
Hours refer to graded hours only: S grades are excluded from the calculation and I, NC, or NR grades render a student ineligible. Students must earn at least 4 semester hours with a grade of A- or higher during the most recent semester.
Students who have earned sufficient credits to qualify under the briefer span may not in the same semester qualify under this longer span. The calculation may not extend beyond two calendar years, including the most recent semester; the interval between the most recent semester and the one preceding may not exceed one regular semester. Students who have made the Dean's List must complete at least 8 additional semester hours in order to attain repeated recognition.