Dean’s List & Honors

Dean’s List Criteria

Undergraduate students are included on the Dean’s List if you complete at least 12 credits for a grade at WSU during a single semester and achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or higher.

Any pass/no credit grades do not count toward the 12 credit minimum. Credits for Incomplete or In-Progress classes are not included in the 12 credit minimum.  

Dean’s List honorees are recognized for fall and spring terms only.

The Dean’s List is published online. The University Communications Office also notifies hometown newspapers of Dean’s List honorees within eight weeks of the semester’s end. 

If you have questions about the Dean’s List, please call 507.457.2800.

Graduation with Honors

Honors are awarded to WSU graduates whose academic record shows significant academic achievement. The level of academic achievement is reflected by their grade point average (GPA).

Honors Standards

  • Cum Laude: Overall GPA between 3.600 and 3.749
  • Magna Cum Laude: Overall GPA between 3.750 and 3.899
  • Summa Cum Laude: Overall GPA between 3.900 and 4.000

To qualify for Graduation with Honors, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Students receiving a baccalaureate degree must complete at least 30 credits of WSU courses during their junior and senior years
  • Students receiving an AA degree must complete 16 credits of WSU courses
  • Achieve a minimum GPA of 3.60 for all WSU coursework
  • Achieve an overall GPA – including college-level transfer credits – of 3.60

All GPAs are truncated, not rounded up or down. For example, 3.2499 is truncated to 3.24.

Students who do not meet all these requirements are not eligible for honors.

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