Dean's Honor List and Hornbeck Scholars
The Undergraduate Dean’s List and Hornbeck Scholars are publicized every quarter in recognition of outstanding academic achievement.
To be eligible for the Dean’s Honor List, a student must achieve a quarterly grade point average of at least 3.75 with 15 earned quarter hours or more. A student who earns a quarterly GPA of 4.0 with a minimum of 12 earned quarter hours is named a Hornbeck Scholar, in memory of Stanley K. Hornbeck’s outstanding service and scholarship to the University. (Hornbeck received his bachelor’s degree from DU in 1904 and became the first Rhodes Scholar from Colorado. He later served the United States as ambassador to the Netherlands.)
A student who achieves a 4.0 quarterly GPA and takes 15 quarter hours or more is recognized on the Dean’s Honor List and as a Hornbeck Scholar. Dean’s List and Hornbeck Scholars are noted on students’ transcripts as “Dean’s List.” Academic standing and Dean’s List calculations are made at the end of grade processing. Standing is not recalculated with subsequent changes of grades (e.g., late grade submissions or makeup of incomplete grades).