Latin Honors Eligibility

Latin Honors Eligibility Criteria

 Students who have achieved scholastic distinction may be awarded the bachelor’s degree with 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 a cumulative grade-point average at graduation which places them in the top five percent of the school for summa cum laude, next five percent  for magna cum laude, and the next 10 percent  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.

In Addition, the School requires:

  • that grades achieved in total upper-division courses applied to a specific UCLA Samueli degree requirement*
    must meet the minimum cutoffs as listed below
    and
  •  a minimum 3.25 GPA in in their major field upper-division courses*.
    *Upper division courses that are excess units and not applied to a specific HSSEAS B.S. degree requirement, as well as upper division courses applied to an additional major, or minor, that are NOT ALSO applied to the HSSEAS B.S. degree requirements are excluded from these UPPER DIVISION GPAs for purposes of HSSEAS Latin honors.

*Summer degree candidates will be awarded Latin honors based on the past academic year’s criteria (eg. Summer 2019 will be based on 2018-2019 criteria). While Fall will be based on that present academic year’s criteria (eg. Fall 2019 based on 2019-2020 criteria).

Degrees conferred during the 2019-2020 academic year must meet the following GPA cutoffs for both the cumulative and total upper division applied to HSSEAS B.S. degree GPAs:

  • Cum Laude 3.715
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.839
  • Summa Cum Laude 3.899

Degrees conferred during the 18-19 academic year must meet the following GPA cutoffs for both the cumulative and total upper division applied to HSSEAS B.S. degree GPAs:

  • Cum Laude 3.698
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.816
  • Summa Cum Laude 3.885

Degrees conferred during the 17-18 academic year must meet the following GPA cutoffs for both the cumulative and total upper division applied to HSSEAS B.S. degree GPAs:

  • Cum Laude 3.693
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.822
  • Summa Cum Laude 3.907

Degrees conferred during the 16-17 academic year must meet the following GPA cutoffs for both the cumulative and total upper division applied to HSSEAS B.S. degree GPAs:

  • Cum Laude 3.642
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.802
  • Summa Cum Laude 3.884

Degrees conferred during the 15-16 academic year must meet the following GPA cutoffs for both the cumulative and total upper division applied to HSSEAS B.S. degree:

  • Cum Laude 3.631
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.733
  • Summa Cum Laude 3.827

Degrees conferred during the 14-15 academic year must meet the following GPA cutoffs for both the cumulative and the total upper division applied to HSSEAS B.S. degree:

  • Cum Laude 3.631
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.775
  • Summa Cum Laude 3.872

Degrees conferred during the 13-14 academic year must meet the following GPA cutoffs for both the cumulative and total upper division GPA applied to HSSEAS B.S. degree:

  • Cum Laude 3.605
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.760
  • Summa Cum Laude 3.861

Degrees conferred during the 12-13 academic year must meet the following GPA cutoffs for both the cumulative
and the total upper division GPA applied to HSSEAS B.S. degree:

  • Cum Laude 3.610
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.747
  • Summa Cum Laude 3.869

Degrees conferred during the 11-12 academic year must meet the following GPA cutoffs for both the cumulative
and the total upper division GPA applied to HSSEAS B.S. degree:

  • Cum Laude 3.583
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.737
  • Summa Cum Laude 3.858

Degrees conferred during the 10-11 academic year must meet the following GPA cutoffs for both the cumulative
and the total upper division GPA applied to HSSEAS B.S. degree:

  • Cum Laude 3.624
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.771
  • Summa Cum Laude 3.871

Degrees conferred during the 09-10 academic year must meet the following GPA cutoffs for both the cumulative and
total upper division GPA applied to HSSEAS B.S. degree:

:

  • Cum Laude 3.630
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.754
  • Summa Cum Laude 3.844

Degrees conferred during the 08-09 academic year must meet the following GPA cutoffs for both the cumulative and
the total upper division GPA applied to HSSEAS B.S. degree:

:

  • Cum Laude 3.618
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.814
  • Summa Cum Laude 3.889

Degrees conferred during the 07-08 academic year must meet the following GPA cutoffs for both the cumulative and
the total upper division GPA applied to HSSEAS B.S. degree:

:

  • Cum Laude 3.615
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.742
  • Summa Cum Laude 3.892

Degrees conferred during the 06-07 academic year must meet the following GPA cutoffs for both the cumulative and
the total upper total upper division GPA applied to HSSEAS B.S. degree:

  • Cum Laude 3.591
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.735
  • Summa Cum Laude 3.851

Degrees conferred during the 05-06 academic year must meet the following GPA cutoffs for both the cumulative and
the total upper division GPA applied to HSSEAS B.S. degree:

  • Cum Laude 3.575
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.728
  • Summa Cum Laude 3.834

Degrees conferred during the 04-05 academic year must meet the following GPA cutoffs for both the cumulative and
the total upper division GPA applied to HSSEAS B.S. degree:

:

  • Cum Laude 3.643
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.770
  • Summa Cum Laude 3.871

 


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