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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Dean's List

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Dean's List Information

The college deans send out letters to the recipients approximately six to eight weeks after the semester ends. Some of the colleges may publish a list on their web pages. Dean's List is also printed on your transcript after the term cumulative totals for each semester.

There is no Dean's List for summer term.

The qualifications are a 3.5 or higher semester GPA with at least 12 graded credits (no Pass/No Credit) and no incompletes.

Dean's List GPA Requirements 

The Dean's List represents high academic achievement. Students recognized for the Dean's List during any given semester achieved a grade point average (GPA) greater than or equal to 3.5 (note: A=4.0; B=3.0; C=2.0; D=1.0).

Calculation of GPA. For example, a student takes five classes and 17 credits during the previous semester: classes 1, 2, and 3 are all three credits, classes 4 and 5 are four credit classes. Grades received are A, B, B, A, and A for each of the respective five classes. GPA is calculated as follows for the five classes (3 credits x 4 (A) = 12)+ (3 credits x 3 (B) =9) + (3 credits x 3.0 (B) = 9) + (4 credits x 4 (A) =16) + (4 credits x 4 (A) =16). Total points = 62. Divide 62 by total number of credits taken. 62/17= 3.647.

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