Cum Laude - FAQs

Below are a selection of frequently asked questions about the Cum Laude award.

If your question is not answered below or you have further queries or concerns about Cum Laude, please email us at gpa@contacts.bham.ac.uk.        

What is Cum Laude?

In order to recognise their exceptional achievement, students in the top 10% of their cohort will be awarded a Cum Laude epithet with their degree.

What does Cum Laude mean?

It is Latin for ‘with honour’ and is primarily used in the USA and Canada where it is awarded to students whose performance in their degree programme has been exceptional.

What are the benefits of a Cum Laude award?

Your Cum Laude award will indicate that you have performed exceptionally in your degree and that you are in the top 10% of your cohort. Your Cum Laude award and your GPA are more easily recognised by international employers and overseas institutions, thus providing you with more mobility and graduate employment opportunities overseas.

Will my Cum Laude award appear on my transcript or degree certificate?

No, your Cum Laude award will not appear on your transcript or degree certificate. If you are awarded a Cum Laude epithet with your degree, it will be provided on a separate document, along with your GPA score and your weighted mean mark.

How do I request the document with my Cum Laude award?

Information about how to request this document will be sent to you by email during week commencing 24th June 2019, following the release of your marks and degree classification.