At the end of each semester, the College of Nursing, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business Administration, the College of Education, the College of Fine Arts & Communication send letters of commendation to undergraduates completing at least nine hours of graded courses with grade point averages of 3.2 or above for the semester. To qualify for the Pierre Laclede Honors College Dean's List each semester, a student must be classified as an Honors College student, complete one or more Honors course(s), complete twelve or more hours of graded courses, and earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or above.
In addition, each College, on an annual basis, sends letters of commendation to part-time undergraduate students who have earned a 3.2 grade point average or above in at least nine but not more than 17 graded hours during the Fall and Winter semesters combined.
To graduate with Latin honors, students must have attended UMSL for at least 56 graded hours and must meet the following qualifications: Cum Laude 3.2 - 3.49 grade point average; Magna Cum Laude 3.5 - 3.79 grade point average; Summa Cum Laude 3.8 - 4.0 grade point average. If a student has the necessary GPA at UMSL to qualify for Latin Honors but has fewer than 56 graded hours at UMSL, all credit hours and the associated grades earned within the UM System will be included when the total credit hours earned in the UM System are at least 80 graded hours. In determining one's eligibility for Latin honors, all graded hours will be considered, including the original grade in each grade-modified course. No Latin honor higher than that which is consistent with the UMSL grade point average will be awarded. All honors must be recommended by the student's major department.