A dean's list of superior students is compiled and published at the close of each semester. To be included in the Dean's 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 Dean's List honors will have this accomplishment indicated on their University transcripts.
The President's List recognizes students who make the Dean's List with 4.0 grade point averages. The President's List is not, however, a separate honors grouping or official University honor.
Students' scholastic achievements may be further recognized by election to national scholastic honor societies.
At graduation, the honors designations cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude distinguish students who have qualified in their academic divisions for these designations.
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 transcripted.