dean's list

noun

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

Examples of dean's list in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Abita Springs resident Jonathan Hansen was named to the dean's list at Cedarville (Ohio) University for maintaining a minimum 3.75 GPA. Staff Report, NOLA.com, 8 Feb. 2021 Covington resident Taylor Lemaire was named to the dean's list at Georgia State University for maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.5. Staff Report, NOLA.com, 8 Feb. 2021 Coastal Carolina University has named Pearl River resident Lyra-Grace Schwartz, a theater arts major, to the dean's list. Staff Report, NOLA.com, 1 Feb. 2021 Meyer, 22, of Newbury Park, California, was on the dean's list at Stanford University, majoring in international relations. NBC News, 5 Mar. 2022 Anna Boggs, a Sophomore Business Administration major from Slidell, was among approximately 900 Bob Jones University students named to the Fall 2020 dean's list for earning a 3-3.74 GPA during the semester. Staff Report, NOLA.com, 25 Jan. 2021 Alex Lasry graduated cum laude from UPenn, Tate noted, and was on the dean's list twice. Daniel Bice, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Aug. 2021 Mary Elliott, also of Covington, was named to the dean's list for maintaining very good grades. Staff Report, NOLA.com, 1 Feb. 2021 Bush resident Bayli Mohr was named to the dean's list at Wheaten College (Illinois) for a GPA of at least 3.5. Staff Report, NOLA.com, 8 Feb. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dean's list was circa 1926

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“Dean's list.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dean%27s%20list. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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