A deanís list of superior students is compiled and published at the close of each semester. To be included in the Deanís List, a student must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 for a minimum of 12 credit hours earned in a fall or spring semester, or in a summer term. All students carrying Deanís List honors will have this accomplishment indicated on their University transcripts.
The Presidentís List recognizes students who make the Deanís List with 4.0 grade point averages. The Presidentís List is not a separate honor and it is not indicated on a studentís University transcript.
Studentsí scholastic achievements may be further recognized by election to national scholastic honor societies.
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 but less than 3.9 GPA), and summa cum laude (3.9 GPA or higher) based on the UA only institutional grade point average and a minimum of 45 UA semester hours distinguish students who have qualified in their academic divisions for these designations. Latin honors apply to the first undergraduate degree only regardless of where the first degree is earned.
Students who have been approved for Academic Second Opportunity admission are not eligible for Latin Honors designation.
Students who have been approved for academic bankruptcy (one semester) are eligible for Latin Honors.
NOTE: The University of Alabama only transcripts Latin honors. Membership in honorary organizations; departmental/college/school designations, honors and awards; or other non-academic distinctions are not indicated on the University transcript.