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Undergraduate students who achieve scholastic distincĀ­tion may qualify for the following honors:

Dean’s Honors

To receive Dean’s Honors, undergraduate students must have at least 12 graded units per term with a grade-point average of 3.75. 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

Students who have achieved scholastic distinction may be awarded the bachelor’s degree with Latin honors. To be eligible, students must have completed 98 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 school graduates (GPA of 3.969 or better) for summa cum laude, the next five percent (GPA of 3.913 or better) for magna cum laude, or the next 10 percent (GPA of 3.830 or better) 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 honors, for the most current calculations of Latin honors.