To be eligible for the Revelle College Freshman Honors Program, incoming freshman must have a high school GPA of 3.8 or higher, and achieved a SAT score of 700 or higher on Reading, Writing and Math. Honors Program students are invited to register for Revelle 20, an informal weekly seminar with a variety of faculty to learn about their research and about academic enrichment opportunities. This can be particularly valuable if you are not sure of your major and can lead to early research opportunities. The Honors Seminar is noted on the transcript, but earns zero units. If you are not invited for your incoming fall quarter as a freshman you may still be invited at the end of each quarter (once grades are posted) of your first academic year as long as you maintain a 3.7 GPA, with 12 graded units in fall quarter. For spring quarter enrollment, a cumulative 3.7 GPA and 24 graded units in winter quarter is needed. This seminar gives you the opportunity to meet and mix with the other honor students. The program also offers the following perks:
The Revelle Honors program is in addition to any scholarship you may have received, and it is meant to be only a small part of the excellent education you will receive at Revelle College and U.C. San Diego.
There are three different ways by which you may learn more about the program, the college, and the University:
Each quarter, students who achieve Provost's Honors (3.5 GPA or higher with at least twelve graded units per quarter) will receive Provost Honors for the quarter and it will be posted to the transcript. Upon achieving Provost Honors for all three quarters in the same academic year, a special recognition certificate will be mailed to the permanent address listed. The college also sponsors an annual student/faculty honors banquet to recognize the top two hundred students in the college. Capstone Senior Honors Seminars are also available.
Qualified students graduate with a degree awarded with distinction, with high distinction or with highest distinction. Each department may honor up to twenty percent of graduating seniors who have completed a special course of study within that department. This may entail an honors research project or paper in addition to specific course work.
Qualified students graduate with a degree awarded cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude. Campus policy allows a maximum of fourteen percent of the graduating seniors to be so honored.
Phi Beta Kappa
The UCSD chapter of Phi Beta Kappa elects student members on the basis of high scholastic achievement in academic programs emphasizing the liberal arts and sciences. Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Virginia and is the oldest, most prestigious, academic honor society in America. The curriculum of Revelle College ensures that all graduates have met the liberal arts course requirements, and selection is therefore expected for those meeting the minimum GPA requirement of 3.65.
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