Dean’s List FAQ

What is the Dean’s List?

Westfield State University recognizes the achievement of undergraduates each semester. To be included on the Dean’s List, a student must complete 12 semester hours with a GPA of at least 3.3 (B+), have no grade below a 2.0 (C), and have no incomplete grades.

How is the Dean’s List announced?

A complete list of student names is posted on the University’s Website. To access the complete list, go to Students may also see the Dean’s List designation when viewing their final grades for the semester through their myWestfield account. As of the Fall 2015 semester, we will no longer be printing and mailing certificates, in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint.

When is the Dean’s List posted?

The Dean’s List is posted approximately 4-6 weeks after the close of each semester.

Will a student’s Dean’s List announcement be sent to his or her local newspaper?

Students who wish to notify their hometown newspapers of their achievement may do so at their discretion. This process enables students and their families to control the number of newspapers they notify and the timing.

Is the Dean’s List awarded for summer/winter sessions?

No. The Dean’s List is awarded only for Fall and Spring Semesters.