For the purpose of wearing honors cords at commencement, students must meet the cumulative GPA requirements listed below:
  • Honors - 3.30 to 3.599 receives one honor cord;
  • High Honors - 3.600 to 3.899 receives two honor cords;
  • President's Honors - 3.900 to 4.000 receives two honor cords.
The calculation of the commencement GPA does not include spring semester grades, since these may not be calculated for all students at the time of the ceremony. However, final calculation of GPAs made after spring semester grades are posted will be used to determine the display of honors on final transcripts.
If you have any questions about the honors policy, please contact the Registrar's Office at 207-755-5292 or