Friday – October 19, 2018

Academic Recognition for Honor Graduates & Outstanding Graduate Competition

Eligibility Requirements (for Academic Recognition via scholastic honors cords):

  • Graduation registration received in the Office of the Registrar on or before
    • October 31st (for Fall Semester)
    • March 31st (for Spring Semester)
  • Graduating from an associate degree or 1-2 year technical diploma program
  • 3.5 or higher cumulative grade-point average (cgpa)


Eligibility Requirements (for Outstanding Graduate Competition):

  • Having satisfied all eligibility requirements for Academic Recognition
  • Submit the completed Profile Form and Essay* with two letters of reference from Milwaukee Area Technical College faculty on or before
    • Thursday, November 30, 2017 (for Fall Semester)
    • Friday, April 20, 2018 (for Spring Semester)
  • Participate in an interview process if necessary
  • Agree to serve as student speaker during graduation (Associate Degree)
  • Agree to serve as announcer during graduation (Technical Diploma)


Fact Sheet (pdf)

Profile Form & Essay* (pdf) (click to download the Outstanding Graduate application)



  1. Noted on Transcript, and honor cord for graduation.
  2. Invitation to attend the Academic Recognition Program wherein honors cords are distributed; and the Outstanding Graduate Awardees and President’s Awardee are announced.
  3. Recognition in the campus newspaper or elsewhere as appropriate.
  4. Seated on the dais/stage throughout the graduation ceremony.


*Note: Essay required of Associate Degree applicant only as potential student speaker for graduation.

Honor Graduate Materials: Press Release Form (pdf)