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Recognition for Academic Performance

The University of Memphis recognizes outstanding academic performance in a variety of ways. In addition to those listed below, there are other honors and awards listed in the descriptions of the various honors programs.

The Dean's List

The Dean's List is composed of those students who have 12 or more earned hours in the fall or spring semesters with a minimum grade point average of 3.5  for that semester.

Graduation With Distinction

Students who intend to achieve Graduation with Distinction must do the following:

  1. Fulfill all graduation requirements at the University of Memphis.
  2. Complete a minimum of forty-two (42) semester hours at the University of Memphis by the time of graduation.
  3. Earn the following overall grade point average on all college level courses to achieve the listed designations:
3.2500-3.4999 Cum Laude
3.5000-3.7999 Magna Cum Laude
3.8000-4.0000 Summa Cum Laude

*The actual conferral of Graduation with Distinction cannot be made until the student's final overall GPA at the University of Memphis has been certified by the College/School. Transitional Academic Studies courses (DSP) are not considered in calculating eligibility for Graduation with Distinction. College level courses used to satisfy high school deficiencies will be considered in the computations to determine eligibility for Graduation with Distinction.

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