Dean's List and President's List
A dean's list of superior students is compiled and published at the close of each semester based solely on grades earned in that specific term. Inclusion on the dean's list requires a student have a term GPA of at least a 3.5 for a minimum of 12 credit hours earned in a fall, spring, or summer semester. Only enrollment in University of Alabama coursework counts toward the 12 credit hour requirement. All students achieving dean's list honors will have this accomplishment indicated on their University of Alabama transcript.
Undergraduate students enrolled in the University Scholars Program will have the grade points earned in the approved program-specific, graduate-level courses counting toward their undergraduate program of study applied to the dean's list calculation.
The president's list recognizes students who make the dean's list with a 4.0 GPA. The president's list is not a separate honor and it is not indicated on a student's University transcript. Students' scholastic achievements may be further recognized by election to national scholastic honor societies and activities held during Honors Week.
NOTE: Neither the dean's list nor the president's list is published until completion of the deferred examination period for the term (see the Examinations and Reports section of this catalog). The published list is not updated following initial publication. Changes to students' honors due to grade changes or other administrative action will be reflected on students' transcripts.
Latin Honors Designation
At graduation, the Latin honors designations cum laude (3.5 GPA but less than 3.7 GPA), magna cum laude (3.7 GPA but less than 3.9 GPA) and summa cum laude (3.9 GPA or higher) based only upon The University of Alabama institutional GPA and a minimum of 45 UA semester hours distinguish students who have qualified in their academic divisions for these designations.
Undergraduate students enrolled in the University Scholars Program may have the grade points earned in the approved program-specific, graduate-level courses applied to honors calculations provided the courses fulfill the undergraduate requirements and appear in the Degree Works audit report.
Latin Honors may apply to a subsequent undergraduate degree provided 45 UA degree-seeking hours above those used to fulfill requirements for the first undergraduate degree are satisfactorily completed.
Students approved for Academic Second Opportunity may qualify for Latin Honors contingent upon completion of a minimum of 45 UA hours required to complete the degree above and beyond the course hour adjustment made by Academic Second Opportunity.
Students who have been approved for academic bankruptcy (one semester) are eligible for Latin Honors contingent upon a completion of a minimum of 45 UA hours required to complete the degree above and beyond the course hour adjustment made for academic bankruptcy.