Academic Recognition for Honor Graduates

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* on or before
    • Fall: CLOSED
    • Spring: March 1st, 2024 - April 17th, 2024 by 6:00 p.m.
  • Participate in an interview process if necessary.
  • Agree to serve as student speaker during commencement ceremony (Associate Degree)
  • Agree to serve as announcer during commencement ceremony (Technical Diploma)

Fact Sheet (pdf)

Profile Form/Application & Essay (pdf)



  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)