dean's list


Definition of dean's list 

: a list of students receiving special recognition from the dean of a college because of superior scholarship

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The dean's list recognizes full-time undergraduate students who earned a 3.5 grade point average or higher. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "Naperville People in the News," 13 July 2018 Students with a grade point average of 3.75 or better qualify for the dean's list. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "Naperville People in the News," 13 July 2018 Jonathan Bedell and Madelaine Morris were named to the dean's list. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "Naperville People in the News," 13 July 2018 The dean's list recognizes students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "Naperville People in the News," 1 June 2018 She was remembered as an exceptional student who made the dean's list and a tenacious basketball player., "Waffle House Slaying Suspect Arrested After Massive Manhunt," 23 Apr. 2018 Meanwhile, at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Shaker Heights' Jessa Kaups and Angela Bamfield and Cleveland Heights' Dylan Forrest were named to that school's dean's list for the fall semester. Jeff Piorkowski/special To,, "Learn the benefits of solar power in University Hts.; a talk on opioids in Cleveland Hts.; more: Press Run," 2 Mar. 2018 Fiona Lynch of Mayfield Village was named to the dean's list at Ithaca College student for the fall 2017 semester. Maria Shine Stewart,, "Whether lion or lamb, March heads toward spring: Sun Messages," 2 Mar. 2018 Smith is now on the dean's list at Lawson State Community College and plans to transfer to the University of Birmingham this fall to study forensic pathology. Anna Beahm,, "Victim of Friday afternoon crash in Decatur identified," 24 Feb. 2018

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circa 1926, in the meaning defined above

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: a list of students at a college or university who have earned high grades

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