Application for Degree

Students who wish to be considered for graduation must submit a Degree Application through MyUI during the session before they are eligible to graduate or before the deadline date during the session in which their degree is to be conferred.

Students who do not graduate in the session they submitted their Degree Application must submit another application through MyUI for the next applicable session.  Students do not need to be registered to apply for a degree.

See Degree Application on the Office of the Registrar website.

Academic Recognition

Dean's List

Undergraduate students in the College of Engineering who achieve a GPA of 3.50 or higher on 12 sh or more of University of Iowa graded course work during a given semester or summer session and who have no semester hours of I (incomplete) or O (no grade reported) during the same semester are recognized by inclusion on the Dean's List for that semester.

President's List

Undergraduate students in the College of Engineering who achieve a GPA of 4.00 on 12 sh or more of University of Iowa graded course work and who have no semester hours of I (incomplete) or O (no grade reported) for two consecutive semesters (excluding summer sessions) are recognized by inclusion on the President's List.

Graduation with Honors in the Major

Graduation with honors recognizes high academic achievement based on both grades and exceptional accomplishment. To be eligible for graduation with honors in the major, students must be approved by a selected honors committee and the director of the honors program, and they must complete honors requirements. See "Honors in Engineering”.  

Graduation with University Honors

Undergraduate students have a variety of opportunities for honors study and activities through membership in the University of Iowa Honors Program.

Graduation with Distinction

Graduation with distinction recognizes high academic achievement based on grades. The College awards degrees "with highest distinction" to students in the highest two percent of their graduating class, "with high distinction" to students in the next-highest three percent, and "with distinction" to students in the next-highest five percent.  Ranking is based on students' grade-point average for all college-level study taken up to their final registration.

To be eligible to be considered for graduation with distinction, students must complete their final 60 sh of study in residence at the College and must have completed at least 45 sh in the College before their final registration.  Students in the combined engineering/liberal arts and sciences program are eligible to graduate with distinction regardless of the college in which they complete their residency requirement.

Engineering Grand Challenge Scholar

The Grand Challenges Scholars Program broadens the reach of undergraduate study in engineering to the global community.