Dean's List and Honors

Find out what it means to be on the Dean's List or to graduate Summa Cum Laude and see what it takes to earn these prestigious honors.

What is the Dean's List?

The Dean’s List is a unit-based student-centric recognition of excellent academic performance.  Students must complete a minimum full-time program of 12 graded hours to qualify for the dean’s list.  The credit/no credit option may not be used as part of the 12 graded hours.  The permanent academic records for qualifying students are annotated to reflect this distinction.  Official grade reports indicate students who are candidates for the Dean’s List.

Criteria for determining the GPA required for a student to be included on their unit Dean’s List will be determined by the unit Dean.  The specific criteria will be published in the unit undergraduate catalog. 

Dean’s List criteria will be reviewed annually by each academic unit (college/school) and changes in requirements will be submitted in writing to Registration and Records by February 1 each year for inclusion in the next academic catalog.

What are Latin Honors?

UMKC awards Latin honors (Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude and Cum Laude) to the top undergraduate and first professional students in each graduating class.

Undergraduate students are eligible to be awarded their degrees with Latin Honors as determined by each of the academic units using fixed overall GPA requirements.  The fixed GPA requirements will be reviewed annually by each academic unit and changes in requirements will be submitted in writing to Registration and Records by February 1 each year for inclusion in the next academic catalog.

The calculation for Latin Honors will be made using the GPA of the last 60 hours earned at UMKC, including all credits earned in the semester when the student reaches or exceeds 60 hours.

Latin Honors may be published for commencement but will be provisional until the degree is conferred.

Graduates in first professional degree programs (law, medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.) may be awarded degrees with Latin honors as determined by policies established by the academic unit responsible for the degree.

Latin honors will not be awarded to students in graduate (masters and doctorate level) degree programs. Students whose degrees were awarded prior to June 1, 2004, may not have Latin honors conferred retroactively to their degree.

Honors Criteria

What does it take to make the Dean's List or receive Latin Honors? Review the GPA requirements for your school or college to find out how to receive these prestigious awards.

Dean's List

Bloch School of Management: 3.850

College of Arts and Sciences: 3.850

Conservatory of Music and Dance: 3.900

School of Biological Sciences: 3.850

School of Computing and Engineering: 3.550

School of Dentistry: 3.850

School of Education: 3.930

School of Nursing and Health Studies: 4.000

School of Pharmacy: 3.500

University College: 3.500

Latin Honors

2014-2018 Latin Honors
Academic Unit (Undergraduate Only) Summa Cum Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude
Bloch School of Management 3.850 3.700 3.500
College of Arts and Sciences 3.900 3.800 3.600
Conservatory of Music and Dance 3.975 3.925 3.800
School of Biological Sciences 3.850 3.750 3.650
School of Computing and Engineering 3.850 3.750 3.550
School of Dentistry 3.975 3.800 3.750
School of Education 3.900 3.800 3.650
School of Nursing and Health Studies 4.000 3.900 3.800

2013-2014  Deans List

Bloch School of Management: 3.800

College of Arts and Sciences: 3.850

Conservatory of Music and Dance: 3.900

School of Biological Sciences: 3.850

School of Computing and Engineering: 3.550

School of Dentistry: 3.850

School of Education: 3.930

School of Nursing and Health Studies: 4.000

School of Pharmacy: 3.500

University College: 3.500

2013-2014 Latin Honors

2013-2014 Latin Honors
Academic >(Undergraduate Only) Summa Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude
Bloch School of Management 3.850 3.600 3.500
College of Arts and Sciences 3.900 3.800 3.600
Conservatory of Music and Dance 3.975 3.925 3.800
School of Biological Sciences 3.850 3.750 3.650
School of Computing and Engineering 3.850 3.750 3.550
School of Dentistry 3.975 3.800 3.750
School of Education 3.900 3.800 3.650
School of Nursing and Health Studies 4.000 3.900 3.800
School of Pharmacy 3.750 3.600 3.500

2012-2013  Deans List

Bloch School of Management: 3.800

College of Arts and Sciences: 3.850

Conservatory of Music and Dance: 3.900

School of Biological Sciences: 3.850

School of Computing and Engineering: 3.500

School of Dentistry: 3.850

School of Education: 3.930

School of Nursing and Health Studies: 4.000

School of Pharmacy: 3.500

University College: 3.500

2012-2013 Latin Honors

2012-2013 Latin Honors
Academic Unit (Undergraduate Only) Summa Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude
Bloch School of Management 3.850 3.600 3.500
College of Arts and Sciences 3.900 3.800 3.600
Conservatory of Music and Dance 3.975 3.925 3.800
School of Biological Sciences 3.850 3.750 3.650
School of Computing and Engineering 3.900 3.800 3.600
School of Dentistry 3.975 3.950 3.900
School of Education 3.900 3.800 3.650
School of Nursing and Health Studies 4.000 3.900 3.800
School of Pharmacy 3.750 3.600 3.500