Dean's List: The Dean's List is composed of first-year, sophomore, junior and senior engineering students who, for the preceding semester, have achieved a 3.6 or higher grade point average based on a minimum of 12 units of applicable courses taken for grades (not pass/fail). An appropriate entry is added to their official transcripts.

No "I" (incomplete) or "N" (no grade reported) grades may be a part of the semester's record. In order to be eligible for fall Dean's List, all final grades must be posted by the first day of the spring semester. For spring semester, all final grades must be posted by the beginning of Summer Session II in order for a student to be considered.

Latin Honors: For students graduating with undergraduate engineering degrees, Latin Honors from the school will be awarded based upon the cumulative Washington University grade point average. In June, the GPA cut-offs used to select Latin Honors for the upcoming year will be assigned by calculating cumulative averages from the three most recent graduation years. For the upcoming graduating class, the three-year average of the top 10 percent will determine which students are awarded summa cum laude; the three-year average of the next top 10 percent will determine which students are awarded magna cum laude; and the three-year average of the next top 10 percent will determine which students are awarded cum laude. Latin Honors will be awarded to students whose cumulative GPAs at time of graduation meet the predefined three-year average GPA cut-offs, determined in June the prior year.

Valedictorians: Valedictorians are selected from graduating seniors who entered as first-years (not transfer students). Candidates must have earned a 4.0 cumulative grade point average at Washington University with no repeated courses.