In many cases, it is possible to satisfy unit or course curriculum requirements with course work from other campuses. Be sure to check with the office responsible for the requirement to seek transfer credit approval before enrolling elsewhere. Additional general information on transfer credit is available on the Office of the Registrar website.
The honors notation on the transcript is the University's way to denote the highest level of academic achievement for its best students. To maintain this standard, no exceptions can be made to any honors policy.
Distinction in General Scholarship at Graduation
Honors for overall achievement at Berkeley are noted on the transcript and diploma as Distinction, High Distinction, and Highest Distinction (roughly equivalent to cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude).
To graduate with distinction, you must meet the following criteria:
Factors That Can Contribute to Academic Difficulty
Whether the difficulty is an isolated incident involving a disappointing grade or personal circumstances that greatly impacted their academics, students need to address the factor(s) below that contributed to their experience and seek immediate help from resources and support on campus. The following list, in addition to the Office of Undergraduate Advising, has some resources that can be utilized by students.
AskLnS Peers is a program designed to provide drop-in advising for students in the College of Letters & Science. Peers offer advising at different locations around campus. In the evenings, you can find them in the residence halls during Fall and Spring semesters. There is no appointment required, so feel free to drop-in any time!