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Latin Honors for Graduation

This distinction is bestowed upon those candidates for baccalaureate degrees who have completed at Temple University at least 60 hours toward their degree. Such students will be awarded their degrees "with praise" according to the following criteria:

  • Summa Cum Laude: the top 2% of each college's distribution of cumulative GPAs for the graduating cohort;
  • Magna Cum Laude: the next 5% of each college's distribution of cumulative GPAs for the graduating cohort;
  • Cum Laude: the next 9% of each college's distribution of cumulative GPAs for the graduating cohort;

Calibration of these grade distributions will be based on the previous five years' cycles of August, January, and May graduations. Please click here to see the Bulletin for specific calculations