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Academic Honors

Dean’s List

Dean’s list status is awarded to full-time undergraduate students with a cumulative grade-point average of not less than 3.00 who stood in the top 20 percent of each class of their college/school during the preceding semester. The dean’s lists are published at the beginning of each semester. Full-time enrollment in this case shall be a minimum of twelve credits in courses in which grades of A, B, C, D, or F can be given.

Graduating with Honors

The bachelor’s degree may be conferred with honors, by vote of the Faculty Senate, in recognition of general high standing in scholarship. Three grades are distinguished and indicated by inscribing on the diploma the words “cum laude”, “magna cum laude”, or “summa cum laude”.

Honors are determined in the following manner: within the graduating class of each college/school, students in the top one percent will receive summa cum laude; the following three percent will receive magna cum laude; the next six percent will receive cum laude. The total number of honors awarded will not exceed ten percent of the graduating class of each college/school.

Honors will be calculated on all grades received at UVM. To be considered, a student must have taken at least sixty credits at UVM in which a letter grade of A, B, C, D, or F has been awarded.

Honors College Scholars

Honors College students who complete all curricular requirements of the Honors College as well as a degree in one of the seven undergraduate colleges and schools at UVM will graduate as Honors College Scholars.