Unlocking The Dean's List

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Unlocking The Dean's List

Achievement Unlocked: Dean's List

Joanna Kristine Ninal

Each semester, students strive to make the Dean's List, an award for those who excel academically that semester. As with all awards achievements, there comes certain requirements that must be met.

For undergraduate students, the requirements vary slightly between part-time and full-time.

For full-time undergraduate students:

  • Must end the semester with a 3.45 GPA or higher
  • Must have taken 12 credits or more during that semester (does not include pass/fail classes)
  • Must not end the semester with an “incomplete”
  • All courses taken for that semester must be passed

For part-time undergraduate students:

  • Must end the school year with a 3.45 GPA
  • Must have taken 12 credits or more during the year (does not include pass/fail classes)
  • Must not end the academic year with an “incomplete” class
  • All courses taken for that semester must be passed

In addition to a student having Dean's List on his or her transcript, there is also the opportunity to graduate with honors.

To graduate with honors: 

  • Must be graduating with a 3.45 GPA or higher
  • Must have completed a minimum of 45 semester hours by the end of their first semester as a senior (does not include pass/fail classes)
  • Must not have a grade of "incomplete"

These awards and achievements will appear on the student's diploma and official transcript after receiving his or her diploma. The honor designations are:

  • Summa Cum Laude; required GPA ranges from 3.85 to 4.00
  • Magna Cum Laude; required GPA ranges from 3.65 to 3.84
  • Cum Laude; required GPA ranges from 3.45 to 3.64

With all these high achievements, the student can have an impressive transcript for job interviewers and employers to look at. Not only is the student's name recognized, but at the end of the day, the feeling of personal achievement is what tops everything.


about the author

Joanna Kristine Ninal, Staff Writer
ninaljo@kean.edu

Joanna Kristine Ninal is an English education double major with minors in Asian and Chinese studies. Ninal works as a Staff Writer for The Cougar's Byte since fall 2016. Ninal loves to play video games, such as “Overwatch” and “Final Fantasy XIV”, as well as create projects such as videos, stories and scripts in her free time. She loves to read and write, especially dramatic and romantic themes in young adult literature like the Harry Potter series and the To All The Boys I've Loved Before series. Her goal in life is to be an English teacher and travel around to teach in countries such as Japan, China and South Korea.