Want to learn more about upcoming changes to the Honors Program? For and beyond, the Office of Admission admits a limited number of incoming students as Honors Scholars, who should enroll in one of the Fall semester COLQ courses in their first semester at Tulane. Honors students are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3. Students admitted into the Honors Program at the beginning of the freshman year will not be removed from the Program during their freshman and sophomore years as long as they maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.
Cum Laude Honor Cords for Graduation & Cum Laude Graduates
Cum laude is Latin for "with honor" literally "with praise" and serves as a way to distinguish students with exemplary academic success. Schools confer honors in a variety of ways and there is no standardized set of criteria. Most colleges award three tiers of honors cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude based on the college's own unique requirements. The determining factor is usually GPA, but college prerequisites for graduating with honors may also include completion of an honors thesis or early graduation. With the exception of law students, Latin honors are almost always given to students earning bachelor degrees. High schools traditionally recognize the highest grade in the class with the honor of valedictorian, although there is a trend towards recognizing multiple top students—including classes with dozens of valedictorians.
You Graduated Cum Laude? So Did Everyone Else
What does cum laude mean? Translators define cum laude as With Praise. Cum laude honors, graduated with honors, graduation honors, and graduate cum laude all involve a high GPA. Scholars define magna cum laude meaning With Great Praise. Usually it means you had the second best grades.