First, read Graduation 101
What is the difference between Commencement and Graduation?
Graduation is the completion of all graduation requirements and official posting of a student's degree to his/her academic record.
Commencement is the ceremony in which students who are eligible to graduate, participate. Revelle College has one ceremony each year.
Note: Participation in the commencement ceremony DOES NOT constitute official graduation from the university.
|If the requirements for your degree will be completed by the end of :||Online DDA Filing Period:|
Summer Session through end of finals week Fall Quarter
Week 1 Fall Quarter through end of finals week Winter Quarter
Week 1 Winter Quarter through end of finals week Spring Quarter
Week 1 Spring Quarter through end of finals week Summer Session
Your graduation quarter is the quarter you complete your last course(s). For example, if you will take courses in the Summer (whether at UCSD or another institution), you are a Summer graduate. As a summer graduate, you may participate in the June Commencement ceremony.
UC San Diego Academic Senate has established this standard for award of college Honors at graduation:
No more than 14 percent of the graduating seniors on campus shall be eligible for college Honors. Normally, no more than the top 2 percent shall be eligible for summa cum laude and no more than the next 4 percent for magna cum laude, although minor variations from year to year shall be permitted. The remaining 8 percent are eligible for cum laude. The ranking of students for eligibility for college Honors shall be based upon the grade point average. In addition, to be eligible for Honors, a student must receive letter grades for at least eighty quarter-units of course work at the University of California. Each college may award Honors at graduation only to those who are eligible to receive college Honors.
2016 - 2017 Eligibility
Cum laude - 3.695 - 3.829
Magna cum laude - 3.830 - 3.929
Summa cum laude - 3.930 - 4.000
When I'm filing my DDA, my minor is not showing because I either have not declared it or it is in process. What do I do?
When you come to the screen on degree.ucsd.edu that asks about your minor, click on the 'Submit' button and move on, even though the system says that you do not have a minor. If your minor is in process, check frequently to be sure it comes up on Tritonlink. If you do not see it in a reasonable amount of time, check with the department. If you have not submitted your minor yet, now is the time to do that. Contact Revelle Advising when your minor is posted so your DDA can be updated. If the minor does not appear in degree.ucsd.edu - it will still be a part of your degree as long as you submit the paperwork correctly.
Note: Minors Do Not appear on the diploma, but will be listed on the transcript.