Honors and Dean's List

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).

Dean's List

At the end of each term, the Dean’s List recognizes 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/No-Credit is not acceptable) of engineering or engineering-related courses. 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 have a special designation on their university transcript. Students make the Dean's list if their semester GPA is: 

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