Dean's List and Honors

Dean's List

Full-time, degree-seeking students whose grade point averages are 3.25 or above for an academic year (in which they have completed a minimum of nine courses with at least seven quality grades) are placed on the Dean's List for that year and their official transcripts are marked accordingly.  Students are only considered for Dean’s List once all of their grades for the academic year have been recorded. A determination is made each year on the basis of grades available in the registrar's office on July l. The GPA is not recomputed for grades that are submitted late for for Summer Quarter grades. For more information please visit the College Catalog.

General Honors

The notation “Degree [BA/BS] in the College with General Honors [major] awarded [date]” appears on the transcripts of students who have earned an overall grade point average of 3.25 or above when they graduate from the College.

Departmental/Program Honors

The notation “Degree [BA/BS] in the College [major] with Honors awarded [date]” appears on the transcripts of students who have earned departmental/program honors. The requirements for such acknowledgment are individual to each program.


Note: Only grades for University of Chicago courses are calculated into a student’s grade point average. Grades from transferred courses do not contribute to the GPA. Grades from off-campus study abroad or domestic programs do not contribute unless the courses have University of Chicago course numbers. It is likely that graduate schools will consider all grades, regardless of origin and whether they are computed by the College into the overall grade point average.