ASU hosts a number of graduation ceremonies each fall and spring semester. See University Ceremonies for details.
University Commencement books are published after fall and spring semesters. Names for summer graduates will appear in the fall commencement book.
An undergraduate student must have completed at least 56 credit hours of resident credit at ASU to qualify for graduation with academic recognition for a baccalaureate degree. The cumulative GPA determines the designation, as shown in the table below.
Students eligible for academic recognition are given honor cords to be worn at graduation ceremonies. Your current GPA will determine which cords you are given. Your diploma and transcripts will reflect the appropriate recognition based on all coursework completed at ASU, including courses in your final semester.
Pick up honor cords at any University Registrar Services location.
ASU Online Students: After you apply to graduate you will receive an email with additional information about honor cords and ceremonies.
|3.60-3.79||magna cum laude|
|3.80-4.00||summa cum laude|
The cumulative GPA for these designations is based on ASU resident course work only. All designations of graduation with academic recognition are indicated on the diploma and the ASU transcript. Graduation with academic recognition applies only to undergraduate degrees.
A student who has a baccalaureate degree from ASU and is pursuing a second baccalaureate degree at ASU (with a minimum of 30 hours of resident credit) is granted academic recognition on the second degree based on credit hours earned subsequent to the posting of the first degree.
Inquiries about graduation with academic recognition may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-965-3256.