Academic Honors

Dean’s List

The University makes personal, as well as public acknowledgment of the academic achievement of students earning a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.00 scale by naming them to the dean’s list.

Criteria for selection to the dean’s list are solely academic. Consideration is based on grades reported to the Registrar at the end of each semester. The dean’s list includes all students who maintained a GPA of at least 3.50 for the semester while completing a minimum of twelve (12) graded credits a term from Mayville State University during the academic year. Pre-college courses do not count towards Dean’s List including ASC 86, ACS 88, ACS 91, ACS 92, & ACS 93. Students assigned an “Incomplete” for any graded course(s) are ineligible for dean’s list consideration for that semester.

Core courses that are required for an MSU approved program and are only available from a collaborative institution are included in the twelve (12) credit maximum and are used in GPA determination for dean’s list. (The MSU Medical Laboratory Science program offered in collaboration with the University of North Dakota is the only qualifying program.)

Commencement Honors

Three levels of honor students are recognized at the spring commencement exercises of Mayville State University:

Cum Laude 3.50 - 3.69
Magna Cum Laude 3.70 - 3.89
Summa Cum Laude 3.90 - 4.00

Eligibility for honors designation requires completion of a minimum of two semesters and 30 semester hours in residence from Mayville State using the cumulative grade point average. For students earning a second degree, honors are based on grades earned after the first degree designation.

For publication purposes, commencement honors for spring commencement candidates are calculated at a designated time after fall semester. The final transcript for all baccalaureate graduates will, however, reflect the appropriate commencement honors.

The Commencement Participation Policy can be found in this catalog under “Graduation Requirements.”