Dean's Honors List and Graduation with Honors

Dean's Honors List

According to UC Davis campus regulations the quarterly Dean's Honors List includes names of students who have completed, for a letter grade, a minimum of 12 units in a specific quarter with a grade point average equal to or higher than the minimum grade point average attained by the upper-16 percent of those registered in the same class level and college during that quarter.  The grade point average required is calculated at the end of every quarter. Students on the Dean's Honor List for the College of Letters and Science can download a copy of their Honors Letter from the Online Advising Student Information System (OASIS).

Honors at Graduation

Graduation with "honors" requires that a student meet the appropriate grade point requirement based on the number of UC units completed upon graduation. Grade point averages from the winter quarter prior to graduation are used to determine the averages that will earn an honors designation. Current grade point average for the College of Letters & Science are shown below.

Grade Point Calculations for Graduation with Honors -- Effective Spring 2021 through Winter 2022

UC Units Completed: 45-89
GPA: 3.901
Top Percentage: (8%)

UC Units Completed: 90-134
GPA: 3.850
Top Percentage: (12%)

UC Units Completed: 135+
GPA: 3.800
Top Percentage: (16%)

The College of Letters and Science requires that additional criteria be met for high and highest honors. Please consult with your major advisor for additional information regarding their specific honors program.