Undergraduate Dean's List Criteria

2020-2021    |    2019-2020    |    2018-2019

The Dean’s List for the Faculty of Business Administration is published each June. Nomination to the Dean’s List is based on academic performance during the nominating period, comprised of the three preceding semesters: Spring, Fall and Winter.

To be named to the Dean’s List, students must place within the top 10 per cent of undergraduate business programs and satisfy the following minimum criteria during the nominating period:

  1. Be declared in one of the following programs:

    • bachelor of business administration;
    • bachelor of commerce (co-operative);
    • international bachelor of business administration;
    • joint bachelor of commerce (co-operative) and bachelor of arts; or
    • joint bachelor of business administration and bachelor of music.

    First-year students (those with 30 credit hours or less) are required to have completed a minimum of five of the following core courses in order to qualify: Business 1000, Economics 1010, Economics 1020, English 1090, English 1110, Math 1090 and Math 1000.

  2. Have:

    • completed a minimum of 27 credit hours (nine courses) over two of the three semesters or 30 credit hours over three of the semesters;
    • obtained a grade point average of at least 3.50 or higher;
    • obtained an average of at least 80%;
    • obtained a grade of A in at least seven of the courses;
    • obtained no final grade below 50% or letter grade of F or FAL;
    • obtained no more than three final numeric grades less than 80% (letter grade of B or lower); and
    • not been convicted of an academic offence.

Co-op students:

For co-operative education students completing a work terms during the nominating period, scheduled work terms are considered a full academic semester. During the nominating period, students must have:

  • been enrolled as a full-time co-operative student;
  • achieved a minimum pass (PAS) on their work term/s;
  • obtained a minimum of three As in the academic term;
  • obtained a grade point average of at least 3.50 or higher;
  • obtained an average of at least 80%;
  • obtained no final letter grade of FAL on the work term; and
  • not been convicted an academic offence or become terminated from the work term.

International, exchange or Harlow students:

Students participating in an international exchange or Harlow program during the nominating period will have their international transcripts evaluated by the Academic Programs Office for Dean’s List consideration. Those participating in Winter exchange programs should expect a delay in the notification process.


Other nominations to the Dean’s List may be made at the discretion of the dean for performance of exceptional merit.

2020 Dean’s List:

For eligibility to the 2020 Dean’s List, students must have attained no more than two grades of PAS and no grades of FAL in Winter 2020 courses for which a numeric grade or a postponed final exam was offered.