What are Latin Honors?

Latin Honors are an indication of high academic achievement and are awarded at graduation based on estimation procedures that are intended to yield 2% Summa Cum Laude ("with highest distinction"), 5% Magna Cum Laude ("with great distinction"), and 9% Cum Laude ("with distinction")  awards for baccalaureate recipients from each Temple University school and college. Graduates who have completed at least 60 credits at Temple are eligible for the appropriate honor if their cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is equal to or greater than the cut-off value established for the honor. Students returning to the University following Academic Forgiveness may qualify for Latin Honors if they have a minimum of 60 earned hours in addition to the approved earned hours allowed at the time of Academic Forgiveness.

For more details, please see the Bulletin.