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General Grading Information

Dean's List

The standard for qualification for the Dean's Honors List is a 3.33 grade point average determined each semester for work done in that semester by full-time students enrolled in at least 12 credit hours and flex-time students enrolled in at least 9 credit hours, except for the first year which is determined after the first full year.

Grades and Grade Averages

Information about grades and grade averages are detailed in Section 8 of the College of Law Rules. Click here to review this section of the Rules.

Honors at Graduation

Latin Honors are presented to graduating students as follows: Summa Cum Laude to the top 5%, Magna Cum Laude to the top 15%, and Cum Laude to the top 30%.

Order of the Coif

Order of the Coif is a national law school honor society. To be eligible for election by the Faculty, a student's academic average for all six semesters must rank in the first tenth of the graduating class. Membership in the Order is announced in June.

Procedure for Review of a Grade

Click here to review the procedure for review of a grade.

Repeating Courses

Information about repeating of courses are detailed in Section 10 of the College of Law Rules. Click here to review this section of the Rules.

Ranking Transfer Students

Non-transfer students are ranked relative to one another based on their cumulative GPA. Transfer students are assigned a parallel rank by comparing their UC Law GPA to the upper-level UC Law GPA of other transfer students and non-transfer students.

Student Prizes

Click here to go to the list of student prizes.