|University Undergraduate Advising Handbook|
(Academic Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual, G-8)
In recognition of academic excellence, every semester and summer session, selected undergraduate students are named to the Dean's List (see Grades and Grade-Point Average).
Notation on a Student's Record
Full-time students must complete 12 or more credits in a fall or spring semester with at least a 3.50 semester grade-point average.
Summer-session students must complete 12 or more credits during a summer (sessions may be combined) with at least a 3.50 grade-point average for the session(s).
Part-time students (effective summer 2005) must accrue 12 or more credits in two or more consecutive semesters (summer sessions may be included) and in these semesters must achieve a combined grade-point average of at least a 3.50. (Dean's List status is recorded for the semester during which all the criteria are met. Once awarded, the calculation for future Dean's List recognition begins anew.)
Credits earned with a satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade, credits by examination, credits earned with a research grade, by transfer or audit are not included in the determination of this recognition.
A student found in violation of the academic integrity policy is not eligible for the Dean's List for the semester or session in which the violation occurred; a part-time student is not eligible for the 12-credit cumulative period.
NOTATION ON A STUDENT'S RECORD
Dean's List is noted on the semester or session grade report and on the student's transcript in the summary at the bottom with an asterisk after the semester(s) or session(s) that the student was on the Dean's List.
If a student has a deferred grade (DF) or a no grade (NG) on his/her record, the student is not eligible for the Dean’s List. Once the DF or NG is replaced by a quality letter grade, the Dean's List notation will be added to the student's record if he/she qualifies.
The University may make changes in policies,
procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. Please
consult a Penn State academic adviser for more detailed information.
This page is part of the University Undergraduate Advising Handbook, which is maintained by the Division of Undergraduate Studies, DUS@psu.edu.
Reviewed: January 2012
Last Update: August 2010