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: