At the end of each fall and spring semester, the Office of the Provost publishes a list of students recognized for achievement in academic index. A student appears on the Dean's List if they:
- earn no IN (Incomplete) or Z (missing) grades for the term, and
- earn letter grades of computable point value (S/U, P/NP, and DP/DNP graded courses do not apply) in twelve or more semester hours, and
- earn a semester grade-point average between 3.50 and 4.00
A special notation of "Dean's List" is printed on the academic transcript following each semester/term this honor is achieved.
The Dean's List is semester-specific and is different from Graduation Honors, which is awarded to eligible students at the time a baccalaureate degree is completed.