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What is the meaning of Summa Cum Laude?


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What is Summa Cum Laude?

• It is an honor that is usually given to one person only. Thus, it is truly a prestigious award and it’s something that you can be proud of. However, a student batch can have 2 or more summa cum laude awardees. That is an acceptable practice.
• It is often awarded to college students but it can also be given to someone who is still in the high school level.
• It is a recognition given to someone who has excelled in one’s academic education.
• It has the meaning of “with highest honors” in Latin.

What are the Requirements For Summa Cum Laude?

• extremely high GPA
• nomination or recommendation for honors
• involvement in extracurricular activities
• project
• workshop
• honors thesis

The requirements listed below an extremely high GPA are optional and your department head, academic adviser or guidance counselor can provide you with the exact requirements specified by your school.

What is Cum Laude?

• It refers to someone who has graduated “with praise.”
• It is an award given to a student who has done significant research and has studied well while he or she is still in college.

What is Magna Cum Laude?

• It is an award higher than cum laude.
• It means “with great praise.”

The Benefits of Having a Latin Honor

• It gives you the edge among other applicants when you already apply for a job.
• It can also help you get into a prestigious college for your post graduate degree.

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