A dean's list is a category of students in a college or university who achieve high grades during their stay in an academic term or academic year. In secondary schools, or high schools, the term consistent honor list or honor roll is more common, but dean's list and consistent honor list are generally synonymous. It is most often found in North America but is also used by universities in Australia. Some colleges in Europe and Asia also use the term, at least at graduation.
Its meaning varies from institution to institution, and other terms are sometimes used instead in place of dean. Examples include provost's list, chancellor's list, president's list, rector's list and director's list.