Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Full-Time Status

Undergraduates are considered to be full-time students during any semester when they are enrolled in 12 units or more. However, graduation in four years' time requires completion of 15 units each semester.

Study Load for Undergraduate Students

A student may enroll in 18 units without an advisor's written approval unless otherwise required. Students enrolling in 19-21 units are required to have an advisor's written approval. Students enrolling in more than 21 units must also obtain the approval of the dean of the school in which the student is majoring. Exploring students must obtain the approval of the director of the College Student Success Center.

Dean's List

Undergraduate students will qualify for the Dean's List in each semester in which they earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better in 12 or more units of letter grade courses. The designation "Honors" will appear on the official transcript.

Graduation with Honors for Students Completing the Baccalaureate Degree

An undergraduate student who has completed a minimum of 36 units in residence at CSU Dominguez Hills with a grade point average of 3.40 or better may be a candidate for graduation with honors.

The criteria for graduation with honors are:

  1. a minimum of 36 units in residence;
  2. a minimum grade point average of 3.40 on all units taken at CSU Dominguez Hills;
  3. a cumulative grade point average as outlined below on all acceptable undergraduate work:
    3.40 - 3.59  Cum Laude
    3.60 - 3.79  Magna Cum Laude
    3.80 - 4.00  Summa Cum Laude

Cumulative Grade Point Average on all Acceptable Undergraduate Work

Individual departments may also have departmental honors policies which are described in the program section.

Students who achieve the above honors will have the information recorded on their transcripts and diplomas.