Excelsior: GPA for "cum laude"

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  1. Dennis

    Dennis New Member


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

  2. Tony Schroeder

    Tony Schroeder New Member

    Cum laude


    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!


    BS (summa cum laude) Excelsior College, 1994
  3. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    Re: Cum laude

    Isn't the GPA affected by how they award credit for CLEP, DANTES and graduate exams? Pass/Fail, for instance?
  4. Jeff Walker

    Jeff Walker New Member

    Re: Re: Cum laude

    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.
  5. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    Re: Re: Re: Cum laude


    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. :)
  6. CoachTurner

    CoachTurner Member

    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
  7. buckwheat3

    buckwheat3 Master of the Obvious

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

  8. CoachTurner

    CoachTurner Member

    I can support that...

    Dei Gratia = 2.0 - 2.25 or 2.33


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