Dean's List and Honors

Dean's List

At the end of each term, the Dean’s List is published, recognizing those students who have obtained the following term averages with no grades of F while enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits (with letter grades, Pass/Nocr is not acceptable) of engineering or engineering-related courses:

  • Seniors - 3.5 or better
  • Juniors - 3.4 or better
  • Sophomores - 3.3 or better
  • First-year students - 3.2 or better

All courses for which a student is enrolled must be completed and grades must be recorded at the time the Dean’s List is prepared. Students on the Dean’s List receive an email or a letter from the dean and a special designation on their university transcript.

Graduating with Honors

In order to graduate with an honors designation, you must have a certain final cumulative gpa:

  • With Honors (Cum Laude): 3.200+
  • With High  Honors (Magna Cum Laude): 3.400+
  • With Highest Honors (Summa Cum Laude): 3.650+

Rutgers uses a 3 decimal place gpa. Therefore 3.1994 rounds down to 3.199 (no honors), whereas 3.1995 rounds up to 3.200 (with honors).