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Dean's List and Graduation Honors

Dean's List

The name of every eligible student who meets certain scholastic requirements for a given semester is placed on a list prepared for the dean of the student’s college or school. This honor is also noted in the student’s permanent record.

To meet Auburn University’s requirements for inclusion on the dean’s list, the student must be enrolled for 12 credit hours exclusive of any S-U option courses, pass all courses attempted for the semester, have no D or D* grades that term, and earn a GPA of at least 3.75 (on the 4.00 system). All grades, including those excluded by the grade adjustment/course repeat policy, are used for determining academic honors. The special requirements, applied in addition to the university regulations, are listed as follows:

  • College of Architecture, Design and Construction: 3.75 average; only if an S-U graded course is required in the student’s curriculum may it be included in the 12-hour minimum total.
  • School of Nursing: 3.75 average, only if S-U graded courses are required in the student’s curriculum may they be included in the 12 hour minimum total if and only an S grade is earned in these courses.

Graduation Honors

Undergraduate students with a minimum overall grade average of 3.40 are graduated Cum Laude; a 3.60 Magna Cum Laude; and a 3.80 Summa Cum Laude. This distinction of high academic achievement is placed on the student’s diploma and on his or her permanent record.

The grade average for graduation honors must be achieved on Auburn University course work. At least 60 hours in residence at Auburn University are required for graduation honors. All grades, including those excluded by the grade adjustment/course repeat policy, are used for determining academic honors. Grades of S or U and non-credit courses are not used in the calculations. Students earning a second baccalaureate degree must earn the minimum overall grade average required for honor distinction on the additional hours completed for the second degree. Those additional hours must total at least 60 credit hours.

Students meeting all of the requirements of the Auburn University Honors College graduate as University Honors Scholars.