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 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.
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) distinguish students who have qualified in their academic divisions for these designations. Latin honors applies to the first undergraduate degree only.
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.