Grades: Dean's List

Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and the Pratt School of Engineering are pleased to recognize academic excellence achieved each semester by their students. Both schools do so by according Dean’s List and Dean’s List with Distinction honors, but they differ in how they determine students’ eligibility for semester honors.  When determining a student's eligibility, Trinity College and Pratt will consider only grades earned in Duke courses, including those earned in Duke Study Abroad programs and in courses covered by the interinstitutional agreement.

Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

To qualify for Dean’s List, undergraduates in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences must:

  1. complete at least four course credits (4.0 cc) for a letter grade (i.e. S/U courses do not count toward the 4 cc minimum)—these may include at most two academic half-credit courses and may not including dance performance/technique, physical education activity, music activity, and house courses;
  2. receive no incomplete or failing grades (including no grades of U);
  3. earn a semester grade point average placing them in the highest third of undergraduates in the College. See Dean’s List Cut-Offs.

To qualify for Dean’s List with Distinction, undergraduates in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences must meet criteria 1 and 2 above, and must also earn a semester grade point average that places them in the highest 10 percent of undergraduates in the College.

Pratt School of Engineering

To qualify for Dean’s List, undergraduates in the Pratt School of Engineering must:

  1. carry a normal academic load;
  2. earn grades other than S in at least three semester courses;
  3. receive no incomplete or failing grades;
  4. earn a semester grade point average placing them in the highest one-third of their class. See Dean’s List Cut-Offs.

To earn Dean’s List with Distinction, undergraduates in the Pratt School of Engineering must meet criteria 1, 2, and 3 above, and must also earn a semester grade point average that places them in the highest 10 percent of undergraduates in the School.

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