School-by-School Honors Criteria

Undergraduates who graduate with Highest Distinction, High Distinction, and Distinction are entitled to wear Cream and Crimson honor cords (fourragères). Criteria vary by school. Select your school from the list for further information.

The tentative honors list is composed of seniors who have completed at least 60 graded credit hours at Indiana University, and whose grade point averages are 3.900 for Highest Distinction, 3.800 for High Distinction, and 3.700 for Distinction.

The tentative honors list is composed of seniors who have completed at least 60 graded credit hours at Indiana University, and whose grade point averages are 3.900 for Highest Distinction, 3.800 for High Distinction, and 3.700 for Distinction.

The tentative honors list is composed of seniors who have completed at least 60 graded credit hours at Indiana University, and whose grade point averages are 3.900 for Highest Distinction, 3.800 for High Distinction, and 3.700 for Distinction.

The tentative honors list is composed of seniors who have completed at least 60 graded credit hours at Indiana University, and whose grade point averages are 3.900 for Highest Distinction, 3.800 for High Distinction, and 3.700 for Distinction.

The tentative honors list is composed of seniors with the following GPA cutoffs: 3.90–4.0 with Highest Distinction; 3.800– 3.899 with High Distinction; 3.700–3.799 with Distinction.

The tentative honors list is composed of students who have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours at Indiana University with the following grade point averages: with Highest Distinction, 3.90–4.00; with High Distinction, 3.75–3.89; with Distinction, 3.60–3.74.

The tentative honors list is composed of seniors who have completed at least 60 graded credit hours at Indiana University, and whose grade point averages are 3.9 for Highest Distinction, 3.8 for High Distinction, and 3.7 for Distinction.

Students have been tentatively selected to receive honors based on their cumulative grade point average at the end of the first semester of the current academic year: Summa Cum Laude, top 1 percent; Magna Cum Laude, top 10 percent; Cum Laude, top 30 percent.

The tentative honors list is composed of students receiving bachelor’s degrees with three levels of distinction: Distinction, High Distinction, and Highest Distinction in each of the three baccalaureate degrees. In each of the three separate degree categories, students whose cumulative grade point averages are 4.00 will receive Highest Distinction. In the Bachelor of Music degree, students whose grade point averages are between 3.95–3.99 will receive High Distinction, between 3.90–3.94 will receive Distinction. In the Bachelor of Music Education degree, between 3.85–3.99 will receive High Distinction, between 3.75–3.84 will receive Distinction. In the Bachelor of Science degree, between 3.90–3.99 will receive High Distinction, between 3.85–3.89 will receive Distinction.

The tentative honors list is composed of seniors who are in the upper 10 percent of their graduating class, who have completed at least 60 credit hours at Indiana University, and whose grade point averages are 4.00–3.83 for Highest Distinction, 3.82–3.66 for High Distinction, and 3.65–3.50 for Distinction.

The tentative honors list for the baccalaureate degree is composed of students who have been in residence at least three semesters in the School of Optometry with the following cumulative grade point average: 3.90, with Highest Distinction; 3.80, with High Distinction; 3.70, with Distinction. The tentative honors list for the Doctor of Optometry degree is composed of students who have recorded the following cumulative grade point average after seven semesters in the professional curriculum: 3.90, with Highest Honors; 3.80, with High Honors; 3.70, with Honors. Candidates for the Associate of Science degree will receive honors for academic achievement at an award reception at the School of Optometry.

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs recognizes outstanding academic achievement by awarding bachelor’s degrees with three levels of distinction: 4.00–3.90 for Highest Distinction, 3.89–3.80 for High Distinction, and 3.79–3.70 for Distinction.

The tentative honors list is composed of students who have completed a minimum of 60 GPA credit hours at Indiana University with the following grade point averages: with Highest Distinction, 3.90; with High Distinction, 3.75; with Distinction, 3.50.

The tentative honors list is composed of seniors who are in the upper 10 percent of their graduating class and whose grade point averages at the end of the first semester of 2016–2017 are: 3.95 or above with Highest Distinction; 3.85 to 3.94 with High Distinction; 3.84 and below with Distinction.