Graduation with Honors
Baccalaureate students graduate with scholastic distinction on the basis of their UT GPA. A student’s UT GPA includes all course work taken at the University of Toledo, adjusted by the GPA Recalculation policy and/or the Academic Forgiveness policy. The UT GPA will be used for purposes of determining eligibility for University, collegiate, departmental or professional honors and other recognition based upon the student’s undergraduate academic performance as documented on the student's official transcript.
These averages and the citation they merit on the student’s degree are as follows: 3.3, cum laude; 3.6, magna cum laude; 3.9, summa cum laude. Students must have taken 80 percent of their course work on the regular grading system, minus any credits earned in courses where the student has no choice in receiving a P/NC grade, to qualify for honors.
Students graduating with an associates degree will receive a scholastic distinction of “high scholarship” if their overall GPA is 3.3 or higher.
Note: The University of Toledo requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of standard letter- graded courses from UToledo to qualify for graduation with honors.
Each term, including summer, full-time students (12 or more quality hours, graded A through F) earning a 4.0 GPA are selected for recognition by being named to the president’s list.
Each term, including summer, full-time students (12 or more quality hours, graded A through F) earning a 3.5 or above GPA are selected for recognition by being named to the dean’s list.
Dean’s Recognition List
The dean’s recognition list is used to recognize part-time students for academic excellence. This recognition will occur in the summer for the previous academic year’s performance. For this distinction a student must:
(a) Be enrolled for both semesters of an academic year and complete a total of nine to 22 hours graded A through F between the two semesters;
(b) Be a part-time student for the academic year; and
(c) Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better for each semester
Please refer to the individual college sections for more specific information on scholastic distinction.