The University recognized 1,400 students named to the Dean's List and 359 part-time students who received Academic Recognition honors. Students earn Dean's List distinction by achieving a GPA of at least 3.5 while maintaining a course load of 12 or more credit hours with no incomplete or failing grades. Part-time students are eligible for Academic Recognition by completing at least 12 hours prior to the current semester earning a minimum of three and up to 11 credit hours during the term and achieving a GPA of at least 3.5 with no failing or incomplete grades.

The South Dakota Board of Regents sets the policy for Dean's List eligibility. For more information on the Board of Regents policy, please see

The University of South Dakota School of Law also announced its Dean's List for the 2009 spring semester with 20 students achieving this academic honor. To be named to the School of Law Dean's List, law students must achieve either a GPA of 85.00 or greater for that semester or rate in the top 10 percent of their class for that semester, whichever group is smaller. The list is not based on cumulative grade point average, and first semester, first-year law students are not eligible for the School of Law’s Dean’s List.

Students receiving academic honors for the 2009 spring semester can be found at

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