Write a title and summary

Your achievement title and summary will appear on the public landing page for your achievement. Viewers will see them (along with any relevant photos) when your story is shared on social media. Your title and summary should act as a brief introduction to your achievement and the students who are recognized for it.


Use a generic title: Your Merit titles should be written differently than a press release headline. Use something like "Spring 2019
 Dean's List" or "2019 Men's Basketball Team" in place of the more wordy "State University Students Named to Spring 2019 Dean's List". Think of your title as a bullet on your school's Merit page.

Keep your summary brief: Your summary should be no longer than two or three sentences. Merit summaries have a 1,000 character limit, but allow you enough space for some context about your achievement. There's room for an introductory sentence and one or two sentences of additional details. 

Don't write it as a lead in: Avoid beginning your summary with a phrase like "The following students were..." Because summaries may also appear on student pages, you should instead open with something like this: "State University congratulates students named to the Spring 2019 Dean's List.

Still need help? Contact Us Contact Us