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U.K. honours degree vs. American G.P.A.
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Crystal Samples  Identity Verified
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May 26, 2008

Can anyone tell me what the American GPA equivalents are to the U.K. honours degree system (1st, 2.1, 2.2, etc.)?

Thanks,
Crystal Samples


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Hipyan Nopri  Identity Verified
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UK and US Honours Degree May 26, 2008

Hi Crystal,

1st = Summa Cum Laude (GPA 3.8 or higher)
2.2 = Magna Cum Laude (GPA 3.6 or higher)
2.1 = Cum Laude (GPA 3.4 or higher)
http://www.netnet.org/students/student%20glossary.htm

Best Regards

Hipyan


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Karen Stokes  Identity Verified
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2.1 and 2.2 May 26, 2008

Hipyan Nopri wrote:

Hi Crystal,

1st = Summa Cum Laude (GPA 3.8 or higher)
2.2 = Magna Cum Laude (GPA 3.6 or higher)
2.1 = Cum Laude (GPA 3.4 or higher)
http://www.netnet.org/students/student%20glossary.htm

Best Regards

Hipyan


Just for clarity, a 2.1 in the UK is higher than a 2.2, so shouldn't the Magna Cum Laude and the Cum Laude be the other way around?

Best,
Karen

[Edited at 2008-05-26 16:14]


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Hipyan Nopri  Identity Verified
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Thanks for Correcting Me May 26, 2008

Karen Stokes wrote:
Just for clarity, a 2.1 in the UK is higher than a 2.2, so shouldn't the Magna Cum Laude and the Cum Laude be the other way around?


Exactly, Karen. The 2.1 should be the second and 2.2 the last one. Thus, it should be:
2.1 = Magna Cum Laude
2.2 = Cum Laude

Sorry for the mistake.

Hipyan

[Edited at 2008-05-26 16:35]


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