I graduated with honors. Two different ways.
September 25, 2012 7:16 PM Subscribe
My undergrad degree was with both 'high honors' and 'highest distinction', which are different. How on earth do I put this on my CV?
posted by hoyland to Work & Money (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My transcript says
- Bachelor of Arts, [date]
- High honors in [major]
- Highest distinction in general scholarship
I've never actually seen my diploma, so I don't know what it says.* (It was mailed to my permanent address, i.e. my mother's house, some months after I graduated, but I wasn't living there and I've never thought to find it while visiting.) 'Highest distinction in general scholarship' is, as far as I know, the equivalent of graduating summa cum laude. Getting honors in the major was totally separate (in most majors this meant writing a thesis, but I didn't have to), but still came in three levels and the one you got depended on your GPA within the major.
Right now, my CV says "BA with high honors in [major], [date]", partly because I didn't look at my transcript when I wrote my CV and partly because I figure no one really cares that I got As in the stuff that wasn't my major. Should I mention both forms of honors? How? Will this just create mass confusion among people who expect Latin honors? Does the answer depend on what my diploma actually says?
*I assume all UCs use this system of honors. Anyone got a diploma lying around?