Honors Based on GPA
Undergraduate students in the College of Business who achieve a grade-point average of 3.50 or higher on 12 semester hours or more of UI graded course work (including Guided Independent Study courses) during a semester (or summer session) and who have no hours of I (incomplete) or 0 (no grade reported) for that enrollment are recognized by inclusion on the Dean's List for that semester or session.
University of Iowa undergraduate students who achieve a grade-point average of 4.00 on 12 semester hours or more of UI graded course work (including Guided Independent Study courses) and who have no hours of I (incomplete) or 0 (no grade reported) for two consecutive semesters (including summer session) are recognized by inclusion on the President's List.
Graduating with Distinction, High Distinction, and Highest Distinction
High scholastic achievement is recognized upon graduation in two ways: (1) graduation with distinction based on grades only and (2) graduation with honors in business administration based on both grades and the completion of special work as outlined by the college. To be eligible for either form of recognition, a student must complete 60 s.h. in residence as an undergraduate at the University of Iowa; 45 s.h. of that must be completed before the final registration. The Office of the Registrar certifies to the dean of the college the names of students eligible to graduate with distinction, high distinction, and highest distinction. The college awards degrees "with highest distinction" to students in the highest 2 percent of the graduating class, "with high distinction" to students in the next highest 3 percent, and "with distinction" to the next highest 5 percent. Ranking is based on students' grade-point averages for all college-level study undertaken before their final registration.