Graduating with Honors

A student with the gold honors tassle, smiling and holding a congratulatory bouquet.

Undergraduate Honors

Students are required to have an adjusted GPA of at least 3.5 and earn at least 30 semester credit hours in residence at KSU to graduate with honors.

  • Summa Cum Laude (3.90 - 4.00)
  • Magna Cum Laude (3.70 - 3.89)
  • Cum Laude (3.50 - 3.69)

Graduates receiving honors for their undergraduate degrees are acknowledged at commencement, both by public announcement as they cross the stage, and the gold-colored honor tassels worn with the graduation mortarboards (caps).

Honor Society

Membership in an honor society is independent from KSU graduation honor policy. See the Nationally Recognized Organizations for your honor cords.