Shortly after the close of the Fall and Spring semesters, the names of all full-time undergraduate students who earned 12 or more semester credits for a letter grade at UH Hilo and achieved a GPA of 3.5 or above in the preceding semester will appear on the Dean’s List.
Undergraduate Honors at Graduation
Honors in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Economics, the College of Natural and Health Sciences or Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language shall be determined in accordance with the cumulative GPA upon graduation in courses taken at UH Hilo in the following manner:
- Honors: UH Hilo GPA of 3.50 to 3.69
- High Honors: UH Hilo GPA of 3.70 to 3.84
- Highest Honors: UH Hilo GPA of 3.85 to 4.00
Only undergraduate students who have earned at least 60 semester hours at UH Hilo, all of which are applicable toward a baccalaureate degree, are eligible for graduation with honors. In addition, at least 54 of the 60 applicable semester hours must be taken for a letter grade. The award of an honors diploma follows the commencement exercise and is subject to the final review of all grades and credits earned.1
To be eligible to receive an honor cord for the Commencement exercise, honors students must have achieved the minimum UH Hilo GPA of 3.50 and completed 45 of the 60 required credits by the end of the term preceding their graduation semester.