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.
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).
"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...?
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.
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.