College and Schools / Herb Alpert School of Music


Undergraduate students who achieve scholastic distinction may qualify for the following honors and programs:

Dean’s Honors

To receive Dean’s Honors, students must have at least 12 graded units per term with a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.8 for less than 16 units of work (3.7 GPA for 16 or more units). The honor is recorded on the transcript for the appropriate term. Students are not eligible for Dean’s Honors in any given term if they receive an Incomplete or a Not Passed (NP) grade, change a grade, or repeat a course.

Latin Honors

Latin Honors are awarded at graduation to students with superior grade-point averages. To be eligible, students must have completed 90 or more units for a letter grade at the University of California and must have attained an overall grade-point average (GPA) at graduation that places them in the top five percent of the school (GPA of 3.934 or better) for summa cum laude, the next five percent (GPA of 3.852 or better) for magna cum laude, or the next 10 percent (GPA of 3.812 or better) for cum laude. The minimum GPAs required are subject to change on an annual basis. Required GPAs in effect in the graduating year determine student eligibility. Contact the Office of Student Services and Enrollment Management or see Registrar’s honors for the most current Latin honors calculations.