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bejarano-korea



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:41 am    Post subject: American degrees Reply with quote

In the UK, you have the three classifications (first, second 1 and 2 and third class honours) are there any such distinctions in the US? How is exceptional work, study or exam results recognizned?

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cangel



Joined: 19 Jun 2003
Location: Jeonju, S. Korea

PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. Some universities in the United States use the English translation of these phrases rather than the Latin originals. It is similar to the British undergraduate degree classification.

There are typically three types of Latin honors. In order of increasing level of honor, they are:

Summa c um laude 3.90 and above gpa
Magna c um laude 3.75 to 3.89
C um laude 3.50 to 3.74

**Based on a 4.0 scale

Summa c um laude = Highest praise
Magna c um laude = High praise
C um Laude = Praise
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bejarano-korea



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cangel wrote:
Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. Some universities in the United States use the English translation of these phrases rather than the Latin originals. It is similar to the British undergraduate degree classification.

There are typically three types of Latin honors. In order of increasing level of honor, they are:

Summa c um laude 3.90 and above gpa
Magna c um laude 3.75 to 3.89
C um laude 3.50 to 3.74

**Based on a 4.0 scale

Summa c um laude = Highest praise
Magna c um laude = High praise
C um Laude = Praise


Cheers Cagel, so is there a minimum requirement that is acceptable in industry. For example a 2.2 in the UK is your bog standard average degree whereas a third is seen as below average and a 2.1 is seen as a good degree. To get a decent graduate job in the UK you really need a 2.1 or a first.

For example, do korean schools demand a minimum standard of graduate? (cue sniggers from american eslcafe patrons)
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cangel



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of employers in the states, including the US government, only offer applications to those who have an exceptional GPA. Usually this will mean a GPA higher than 3.5 which is a mid A average. A big or highly competitive business in America might also ask for transcripts and GPA information but most jobs just want to see your degree.
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