To be eligible for inclusion on the Dean's List for any given semester, a student must have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.50 during that term while completing at least 12 semester hours (nine hours during the summer) in graded coursework. Graded coursework includes the developmental course MATH 98. MATH 98 does not satisfy graduation requirements and does not calculate into the cumulative grade-point average on the academic record, but it is factored into the overall attempted credits and honor points for Dean's List consideration. 

The Dean's List is only maintained for undergraduate students and professional (Pharm.D.) students. Credits taken simultaneously via transfer, collaborative or consortium registration are not included in the NDSU Dean's List calculation and do not count toward the NDSU minimum credit requirement. These courses are considered transfer credit.

Student names may not be listed if...

  • A grade change or late grade submission that impacted the student's Dean's List eligibility occurred after the end-of-term list was generated (the web listing is updated each term after the grade change request period closes)
  • The student has taken a course or courses where the credit points earned do not count as honor points (courses taken "Pass/Fail" or courses with "S" or "U" grading), which results in the number of eligible honor point credits being below the required minimum of 12 credits for the semester (or 9 credits during the summer term)
  • The student has requested a FERPA privacy suppression which restricts the student's academic information from being released (which includes award notifications like the Dean's List)

Please note: Please note if you have any questions regarding an exclusion from the Dean's List, please contact the Office of Registration and Records and have the Degree & Records Analyst for your major validate your Dean's List status. Dean's List status can also be found by viewing an unofficial transcript in Campus Connection.