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

Dean’s Honors

The Dean’s Honors list recognizes high scholastic achievement in any one term. The following criteria are used to note Dean’s Honors on the student records: a 3.75 grade-point average (GPA) in any one term, with at least 12 graded units and no NP or I grade; or a 3.66 GPA and at least 56 grade points during the term, with no NP or I grade. Dean’s Honors are automatically recorded on the transcript.

Latin Honors

Students who have achieved scholastic distinction may be awarded the bachelor’s degree with Latin honors. 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 at graduation that places them in the top five percent of school graduates for summa cum laude, the next five percent for magna cum laude, or the next 10 percent for cum laude. Coursework taken on the Education Abroad Program is applied toward Latin honors at graduation. The minimum GPAs required are subject to change on an annual basis. Required GPAs in effect in the graduating year (fall, winter, spring, summer) determine student eligibility. Students should consult their Degree Audits, or Registrar’s Latin honors for the most current Latin honors calculations.