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    Dennis is offline Registered User
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    Excelsior: GPA for "cum laude"

    Hello,

    Does someone know what GPA will earn you a "cum laude" from Excelsior?

    Dennis

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    Tony Schroeder is offline Registered User
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    Cum laude

    Dennis,

    Cum laude is awarded for a 3.5 GPA, magna cum laude for a 3.75 GPA, and summa cum laude for a 4.0 GPA.

    Good Luck!


    Tony

    BS (summa cum laude) Excelsior College, 1994

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    Re: Cum laude

    Originally posted by Tony Schroeder
    Dennis,

    Cum laude is awarded for a 3.5 GPA, magna cum laude for a 3.75 GPA, and summa cum laude for a 4.0 GPA.

    Good Luck!


    Tony

    BS (summa cum laude) Excelsior College, 1994
    Isn't the GPA affected by how they award credit for CLEP, DANTES and graduate exams? Pass/Fail, for instance?

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    Re: Re: Cum laude

    Originally posted by decimon

    Isn't the GPA affected by how they award credit for CLEP, DANTES and graduate exams? Pass/Fail, for instance?
    It certainly is affected by how the tests are graded. Pass/Fail tests have no effect on gpa. The ones that receive actual letter grades do affect your gpa. So it's quite possible to get a 4.0 based on very few actual graded hours.
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    Re: Re: Re: Cum laude

    Originally posted by Jeff Walker

    It certainly is affected by how the tests are graded. Pass/Fail tests have no effect on gpa. The ones that receive actual letter grades do affect your gpa. So it's quite possible to get a 4.0 based on very few actual graded hours.
    Thanks.

    If I managed to get a degree from all Pass/Fail tests, I'd be given a GPA of 0.0 and claim a GPA of 4.0. :)

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    CoachTurner is offline Registered User
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    At Excelsior, in the baccalaureate programs:

    Cum Laude = 3.5-3.74
    Magna Cum Laude = 3.75-3.89
    Summa Cum Laude = 3.90 or above

    on a minimum of 30 graded credits...

    source is page 57 of the Liberal Arts Catalog
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    Carson Turner
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    BA, Coastal Carolina University
    BSLS, Excelsior College
    MA, MBA, MA, Webster University
    MAIS, Western New Mexico University (due 2013)

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    All colleges and universites should add another line to the honor roll line up!
    "Thank You Dear Lordy" 2.0-2.25 GPA

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    Waiting on the "word" from UNISA to begin the doctoral thingy in History.

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    CoachTurner is offline Registered User
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    I can support that...

    Dei Gratia = 2.0 - 2.25 or 2.33

    ;)
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