- Summa cum laude: students must have a GPA of 3.9;
- Cum laude: students must have a GPA of at least 3.5;
- Program Honors: graduates must have a Program Grade Point Average (PGPA) of at least 3.5. The award will be presented to the graduate with the highest PGPA in each program.
- Phi Theta Kappa: to wear the gold PTK stole at commencement, students must have completed all graduation requirements with a total GPA of 3.5 or higher and be a member of PTK.
Any student within six credit hours of completion of the degree or certificate and who has a minimum PGPA of 2.0 at the time of commencement will be allowed to participate in commencement exercises. The degree or certificate will be conferred and the diploma will be issued in August, January or May following completion of all requirements.