Qualifying for Academic Honors Designation
For Recognition at Commencement Ceremony
To qualify for graduation honor recognition at the commencement ceremony, a student must have the specified GPA and must have completed a minimum of 50 semester hours of academic credit at MSU Denver by the end of the term of graduation. UCD Pooled classes and other transfer credits are not considered when determining honors. Recognition at the commencement ceremony does not guarantee final honors designation on the official record. Honors announced at the commencement ceremony will be based upon a preliminary calculation not including grades from the term of graduation.
Students who qualify for recognition at the ceremony will be sent a letter from the dean’s office of the School in which their major is located. This letter authorizes students to recieve honor cords at the time they rent their caps and gowns. The academic honors cords are free of charge.
Graduates with an Individualized Degree Program major will be identified for honors purposes within the School most prominent in their major.