UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Academic Merit (FS 8.2.24)

8.2.25 Academic Merit

Academic Merit before graduation is recognized by placement on the Dean’s List. Superior scholarship is recognized at the completion of fall and spring terms by publication of the Dean's List. Undergraduate (Freshman-Senior) degree-seeking students are eligible to receive this honor. Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits, receive a minimum of a 3.500 term grade point average, and have no grades of F, outstanding incompletes or repeat grades during the academic term. Outstanding SP designations will not preclude students from receiving this honor.

At graduation three types of merit awards can be received—Senior Merit, cum laude merit, and completion of the Honors Program. These awards will be given at the College award ceremonies in the spring pending completion of all credits. Persons who qualify only after all credits have been counted will also receive honors at that point. · Senior Merit: Graduating seniors who have maintained a 3.5 GPA for their last 60
honor credits will receive Senior Merit.

  • Cum Laude: Graduating seniors with a minimum cumulative 3.7 GPA for their entire college career at all institutions will receive their diplomas cum laude.
  • Magna Cum Laude: Graduating seniors with a minimum cumulative 3.8 GPA for their entire college career at all institutions will receive their diplomas magna cum laude.
  • Summa Cum Laude: Graduating seniors with a minimum cumulative 3.9 GPA for their entire college career at all institutions will receive their diplomas summa cum laude. [FS 06/07-118]