Office of the Provost

William Tong

The Provost

Dr. William Tong assumed the role of Interim Provost of San Diego State University, on June 19, 2023.

Meet the Provost

Summa Cum Laude Information

Graduation with honors is granted to undergraduate students who achieve high grade point averages. Excellence is recognized at three levels: cum laude (3.50-3.64) magna cum laude (3.65-3.79) summa cum laude (3.80-4.00). For determination of eligibility, two grade point averages are computed; both must satisfy the minimum grade point average for appropriate honors designation. They are the GPA calculated on all units taken at this institution (a minimum of 24 graded units), and the overall (cumulative) grade point average (including both SDSU and transfer units). Grades for the final semester's work are included in the calculation of eligibility for graduation with honors. Students are tentatively designated as eligible for graduation with honors if both grade points averages meet required standards at the beginning of the fall semester for midyear graduates, and at the end of fall semester for May and summer term graduates. Notation of honors on transcripts and diplomas are based on achievement when all courses for graduation are completed. Second bachelor's degree in nursing candidates are not eligible for graduation with honors. With specific inquiries, please reach out to the Office of the Registrar.

Academic Affairs Financial Operations

The Office of Academic Affairs Financial Operations is responsible for the allocation of all Academic Affairs General Fund budgets, including faculty, staff, equipment and operating expense budgets, as well as Lottery, Faculty Grant and Contract Reimbursed budgets.