Candidates for all honor lists must be undergraduate degree-seeking students with a clear academic status. Graduates, professional level, unclassified, auditors, transients, non-degree, or other special categories are excluded.
- The President's Scholars include all full-time students earning a 4.0 semester grade-point average.
- The Dean's List includes all full-time students earning a 3.50 semester grade-point average.
- The Dean's Honor List includes all full-time students who have completed a minimum of 30 hours at the University of South Alabama, earned a cumulative grade-point average of 3.40 or greater.
- The Dean's List for part-time students (students taking fewer than twelve hours) includes all students who are enrolled in at least six semester hours and have earned a semester grade-point average of 3.50 or greater.
All of the above lists are compiled upon completion of the processing of a particular semester's grades. Removal of "I"s, "X"s or other such symbols at a later date will not qualify the student for recognition. Grades recorded in error will be considered only if properly changed and the Dean's office is notified before publication of the lists.