Graduating with Honors

Senior Recognition Dinner (for Spring Graduation only)
The Spring 2014 Senior Recognition Dinner honoring Ball State's outstanding graduating seniors with academic honors will be held at a date to be determined in Worthen Arena, Lower Level-Gate 1.  Formal invitations will be sent and responses are required by a date to be determined.  Pending graduates will be able to pick up medallions, academic honor chords, and departmental honors certificates at the dinner.

Academic Honors
Academic honors designations are for baccalaureate degree recipients only. Students graduating from the Honors College and those graduating with academic honors will be recognized during the ceremony. Students who qualify for the cord and/or medallion should come to the Commencement Office, Lucina Hall B4, and pick up their cords and/or medals.  These also will be available on commencement day at the lineup site in Worthen Arena for the Summer and Fall Ceremonies and the lineup site for the main ceremony for the Spring Ceremony.

Honors College
Honors College graduates will wear red and white honors cords. Those graduating with academic honors will wear medallions signifying their honors designations. Students graduating with academic honors must have earned at least 60 credits at Ball State and a total of at least 120 credits including transfer credits. The Ball State grade point average must be 3.6 to 3.799 for cum laude, 3.8 to 3.899 for magna cum laude, and 3.9 to 4.0 for summa cum laude.

If final grades change the honors designation, the new designation will be printed on the diploma and transcript.

Associate degrees with academic distinction
A student who earns an associate degree, maintains at least a 3.6 grade point average, and earns at least 30 graded credits from Ball State will have the designation “Academic Distinction” noted on the transcript and diploma.