Dean's List & Honors

Dean's List

Each semester, we recognize students for high academic achievement by placing them on the Swenson College Dean’s List for Academic Excellence and noting this achievement on their transcripts. To be eligible for our Dean’s List, you must:

  • Be in residence in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering

  • Have earned a 3.50 or higher semester GPA

  • Have completed all credits attempted in the semester (no W's)

  • Have completed a minimum of 12 letter-graded credits in the semester 

  • Have no grades of "I," "F," or "N" for the semester

Dean's List for Spring 2023

Dean's List for Fall 2022

Dean's List for Spring 2022

Dean's List for Fall 2021

Dean's List for Spring 2021

Dean's List for Fall 2020

Dean's List for Spring 2020

Dean's List for Fall 2019

Dean's List for Spring 2019

Dean's List for Fall 2018

Dean's List for Spring2018

Dean's List for Fall 2017

Dean's List for Spring 2017

Dean's List for Fall 2016

Dean's List for Spring 2016

Dean’s List for Fall 2015

Please note: Dean’s List honorees can be celebrated with your hometown! Share your success with your hometown newspaper and get recognition in print.

The website listing includes all honorees except students who have chosen any type of suppression, address, phone, directory suppression or total suppression.

Students can modify suppression choices for future semesters by visiting the UMD online directory, clicking “update personal information” toward the bottom, and then select "Directory Suppression" from the menu at the top of the next page.

Questions can be directed to:
SCSE Advising and Academic Services: 218-726-7585


Baccalaureate degree candidates who have done outstanding work may be awarded special honors upon completion of all degree requirements through graduation with Latin honors. 

Swenson College has a policy that no more than 15% of the graduating class can graduate with honors. In addition, those receiving honors must have a coefficient of completion of at least 90%. Grade point average and coefficient of completion will be calculated on University of Minnesota coursework. In order to be eligible for honors, at least 45 credits must be earned at UMD. There will be three levels of honors within these limitations.

Each college identifies the criteria for Latin honors based upon the previous year’s (fall, spring and summer) graduating class GPAs are as follows:

Honor level Percentage Minimum Cumulative GPA
Summa 3% 3.983
Magna 5% 3.95
Cum Laude 7% 3.93

Additional policy information: degrees with distinction and degrees with honors