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College Honors

The Dean’s List

Each quarter a Dean’s List is compiled of students in Weinberg College whose grade-point averages (GPAs) during the previous quarter was 3.70 or above based on no fewer than three courses taken for a regular letter grade. The student receives notification that the work of the previous quarter was completed with "Distinction." Inclusion on the Dean’s List is not noted on the permanent record.

Graduating with College Honors (Latin Honors)

Students with sufficiently high cumulative GPAs graduate with Latin Honors. Cut-offs are recalculated once each year based on GPAs of June graduates. These cut-offs then apply to students graduating through March of the subsequent year. Here are the three levels:

These percentages may be shifted slightly up or down at the discretion of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs to take into account ties for a given rank. Due to FERPA policy, information about exact grade cut-offs is not released by the College. The list of students who earned Latin honors is included in the commencement program.

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