Academic Honors

Academic Honors

In recognition of undergraduate student achievement, upon degree conferment, the university recognizes the high achievement of student performance by the awarding of Latin Honors. 

This policy updates and unites the two previously separate policies found on the Jefferson East Falls and Center City campuses.

This policy applies to all full-time matriculated undergraduate students at Thomas Jefferson University Center City, East Falls, Abington, Aria and all other locations.

Definitions

  • Cum Laude - with praise
  • Magna Cum Laude - with great praise
  • Summa Cum Laude - with highest praise

Components

  • Latin Honors are calculated by the Registrar’s Office upon completion of a student’s final term to degree.  
  • Student’s earning Latin Honors receive recognition of distinction on their final university transcript.
  • Alignment with “Residency Requirement”- students in a Bachelors Degree program must complete a minimum of 60 credits at Jefferson; students in an Associate Degree program must complete a minimum of 30 credits at Jefferson in order to qualify for Latin Honors.
  • School of Continuing and Professional Studies Alignment with “Residency Requirement”- students in a Bachelor’s Degree program must complete a minimum of 33 credits at Jefferson; students in an associate’s degree program must complete a minimum of 20 credits at Jefferson in order to qualify for Latin Honors.

Latin Honors are awarded based on the following GPAs:

ACADEMIC  HONOR

GPA RANGE

Cum Laude

3.50-3.64

Magna Cum Laude

3.65-3.79

Summa Cum Laude

3.80 and above

 

  • Review Date(s): December 2019
  • Responsibility for maintenance of policy: Senior Provost for Academic Affair