Student Resources

Academic Honors

Eligibility for one of the Dean's Lists is based on number of credits and letter grades, excluding all pass/fail and "S" grades. All "I's" must be made up before an honor is bestowed. Honors are listed on the student's official transcript.

  • DEAN'S LIST WITH DISTINCTION requires a semester 4.000 GPA with at least 15 units completed.
  • DEAN'S LIST requires a semester GPA between 3.500 and 3.999 with at least 15 units completed.
  • HONORABLE MENTION requires a semester 3.500 GPA or above with 12 to 14 units completed.

Students receiving honors are recognized at the college honors convocations, and their names are posted in the display case outside of the Office of Academic Services, Modern Languages 347, at the end of each semester.

Each college has specific honors, such as the Outstanding Senior Award, which are presented at honors convocations. Information regarding nominations for those honors may be obtained at the college dean's office or the student's major department.


The University Honors Program

The Honors Program is supported by the colleges and strongly recommended by academic departments for any qualified student. Admission for entering freshmen is selective; criteria include high academic achievement in high school as measured by grade point average, rank in class, and scores on the SAT or ACT. Transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or better from accredited 2 and 4-year colleges and universities. There is no separate application for admission; freshman and transfer students are notified of their admission status at the time of admission to the University. Continuing students at the University as well as students transferring from Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better to participate.

Further information on the program may be obtained from the Honors Center, Slonaker Bldg, Room 107 (621-6901).