Magna cum Laude on my resume if I graduate May?

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candidate33
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Magna cum Laude on my resume if I graduate May?

Postby candidate33 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:01 am

Should I include this..? Its based on fall semester grades so I know I will graduate Magna cum Laude but is it premature to add it to my resume and submit it to schools now? I'm submitting tonight/tomorrow....

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Re: Magna cum Laude on my resume if I graduate May?

Postby Dany » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:02 am

Do not put Latin honors on your resume until you have a diploma with them.

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Re: Magna cum Laude on my resume if I graduate May?

Postby candidate33 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:04 am

Ok yeah I figured...thanks

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Re: Magna cum Laude on my resume if I graduate May?

Postby semantic » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:16 am

If it's not summa it's probably not worth putting anyway.

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Re: Magna cum Laude on my resume if I graduate May?

Postby Dany » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:17 am

semantic wrote:If it's not summa it's probably not worth putting anyway.

Go away.

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Re: Magna cum Laude on my resume if I graduate May?

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:17 am

Dany wrote:
semantic wrote:If it's not summa it's probably not worth putting anyway.

Go away.

I find the semantic man's argument compelling.

But seriously: if your school announces candidacy for graduation with latin honors at the beginning of your final semester (which I'm pretty sure is a common thing for universities to do, so ask around), you can put "candidate for graduation magna cum laude" on your resume if your school designates you as such a candidate. If the school doesn't do any sort of official announcement prior to graduation then don't include it.

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Re: Magna cum Laude on my resume if I graduate May?

Postby Leaborb192 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:02 pm

Dany wrote:
semantic wrote:If it's not summa it's probably not worth putting anyway.

Go away.



summa cum laude > magna cum laude > cum laude > nothing

You should be proud of your accomplishments; I too will probably graduate magna cum laude in May. I've calculated it and I only need 4.0s across the board next semester to qualify, which seems like a feat, but the classes are fairly simple. I've got Human Sexuality; Fiction workshop; Literary traditions; Forensic science; and 'Politics of love' in the bag. Even if, for some crazy reason, I mess up entirely I can still graduate "cum laude," but I would really like the "magna" attached. Summa would be nice too, but it's too late for me to do anything about it now.




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