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Dean's List at UCLA

agentmichiagentmichi Posts: 91Registered User Junior Member
What GPA and unit count makes you eligible for the Dean's List?

Thanks! :)
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  • ucapplicant05ucapplicant05 Posts: 1,415Registered User Senior Member
    3.75. Or 3.66 (I believe) and have at least 56 grade points. (So I guess that works out to be a little more than 15 units?)
  • agentmichiagentmichi Posts: 91Registered User Junior Member
    See, I was thinking something like that but it looks like they do it by quarter.. *shrug*
  • kfc4ukfc4u Posts: 3,415Registered User Senior Member
    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:
    1) a 3.75 GPA in any one term with at least 12 graded units and no grade of NP or I or
    2) a 3.66 GPA and at least 56 grade points during the term, with no grade of NP or I.
  • allenaallena Posts: 1,716Registered User Senior Member
    Really? I did not even think about the Honors List. Do they tell you that you've made it or anyhting, or does it actually show up on your records?
  • jyancyjyancy Posts: 775Registered User Member
    Its on your DPR, and it appears as the very last thing under each of your quarter grade breakdown that you qualify.
  • tgbyhnasdftgbyhnasdf Posts: 38- Junior Member
    anyone know invitations are sent out for ALD & PES??
    http://www.studentgroups.ucla.edu/aldpes/
  • jyancyjyancy Posts: 775Registered User Member
    I randomly received some certificate and pin congratulating me for making ald/pes last spring (which up until that point, I've never heard about). I'm guessing a ton of people gets it since you only need a B gpa to get in right? Doesn't seem very special to me... sounds like just another one of those "honor rolls" in high school where all your friends in your honors classes gets in and you get some pat on the back (except you have to actually pay for your certificate and pin in college, and your fee also entitles you to what they call "benefits" that I've never even heard about or seen).
  • tgbyhnasdftgbyhnasdf Posts: 38- Junior Member
    "To qualify for membership in either Alpha Lambda Delta or Phi Eta Sigma, students must attain 12 or more UCLA graded units with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in the first quarter of their freshmen year or a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher at the end of their freshmen year...Those students who qualify to join the freshmen honor societies will be sent invitations automatically from the Office of the Dean of Students during the winter quarter of their freshmen year."

    so i guess they contact/invite you during Spring quarter...?
  • jyancyjyancy Posts: 775Registered User Member
    Hmm... I thought they sent an invite to a dinner that was held during spring quarter. It may have been late winter quarter though.
  • DIABLO2FANDIABLO2FAN Posts: 525Registered User Member
    there was a little invitation thing that you got as a notice on my.ucla. if you got a 3.5+ last quarter and it was held at covel at 9pm last tuesday i think

    it was about a little honors society thing.. i didnt go but i remember seeing it
  • jyancyjyancy Posts: 775Registered User Member
    I don't think that was aldpes, because they only have 1 recruitment session a year since their letter said last year if you didn't pay them by a certain date, you had to wait until the same time next year when they hold their event again to be inducted.

    Its prob yet another gpa recognition program.
  • tgbyhnasdftgbyhnasdf Posts: 38- Junior Member
    lol that thing at covel...wasnt it sent the same day or something? i remember logging in myUCLA @ around 10 PM ontuesday, and going uhh that's...great...to...know... haha o well.
  • DIABLO2FANDIABLO2FAN Posts: 525Registered User Member
    What are the benefits of the ALD-PES honors society thing? it costs $65 to join so is it really beneficial to be in?
  • jyancyjyancy Posts: 775Registered User Member
    I've yet to see any benefits. You get all these snail mail and emails prior to your "induction" which mainly say pay them your money ASAP so you can enjoy all these wonderful benefits, and as soon as the money is in their hands, all contact magically disappears. They hold 1 general meeting all quarter, so what can you really accomplish w/ that? It's probably more productive/beneficial at other universities.
  • kfc4ukfc4u Posts: 3,415Registered User Senior Member
    I've yet to see the benefits too!!!

    I paid for Alpha Lambda Delta / Phi Eta Sigma (ALD/PES) AND for National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)... really not much to it. Mostly service activities and some limited scholarships. I compare them with high school CSF; not TOO hard to get in, although not everyone does (well, it's actually not that easy to get 3.5+ at UCLA... just think how many people DON'T have that!), and mostly service activities. hmm... actually NSCS is kinda annoying... they send me a lot of emails, and they have "scam"-type programs similar to those ones during high school (i.e. pay a program fee for an internship in DC/NYC). I think these honors societies will only be beneficial if you are an officer and actively involved.

    The really big ones are Golden Key and Mortar Board (upperclassmen only). Those are more comparable to "NHS" as opposed to "CSF." Then there's Phi Beta Kappa... if you get into this, well then, you're too cool for just cum laude.

    On the positive side, the ALD/PES induction ceremony wasn't bad (my parents really enjoyed it actually), and to put it into perspective, there are a lot more students who DON'T get 3.5+ GPA than those who do.
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