Baccalaureate students graduate with scholastic distinction on the basis of the higher education (overall) grade point averages. A student’s higher education grade point average includes all coursework taken at all regionally accredited postsecondary institutions of higher education, including The University of Toledo. The higher education grade point average is unadjusted by the GPA Recalculation policy or the Academic Forgiveness policy.
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 coursework 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 associate’s degree will receive a scholastic distinction of “high scholarship” if their overall GPA is a 3.3 or higher.
Transfer students should note that The University of Toledo will include all coursework taken at all institutions of higher education in the calculation to determine if a student will graduate with honors. All college coursework taken is computed in determining eligibility for graduation with honors, although no student will be awarded a level of honors above that indicated by The University of Toledo cumulative GPA.
Note: The University of Toledo requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of standard letter-graded courses from UT in order to qualify for graduation with honors.
Each semester, except 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. Because of the co-op programs, full-time students in the College of Engineering will be eligible for the President’s List during the summer term.
Each semester, except 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. Because of the co-op programs, full-time students in the College of Engineering will be eligible for the Dean’s List during the summer term.
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:
- 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,
- Be a part-time student for the academic year, and
- 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.