Students who achieve a final grade average of are awarded the title "May Karangalan" "cum laude" in Latin or "with honors" and will receive a bronze medal with the DepEd seal. The honor is typically indicated on the diploma. A student achieves the honor for earning a high percentage of "A" grades and "S" for distinction marks for courses. GPA-Based Requirements.
Magna, Summa, and the Honor Roll
Each university sets its own standards. The grades of degrees are dependent on the received average points from final exams and from average points from the university studies. High schools usually forgo an initiation ceremony and present the honor cords and other items along with the graduation gowns. It is not to be confused with Summa Cum Laude Festival.