Honor Cords

Andrews University graduates may be eligible for several honor cords.  The Honors Office distributes the honor cords listed below. They can be picked up after April 24 for Spring graduation and the second week of July for Summer graduation in the Honors Office (108 Nethery Hall) Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4:30 p.m.; Friday before graduation only 9:30-noon.

Students should double-check eligibility :
  • Red (a generic cord for both undergraduates and graduate students and signifying membership in a discipline-specific honors society - $8 payable by cash or check)
  • Gold, blue and white (for undergraduates only and signifying successful completion of the J. N. Andrews Honors Program, an earned 3.5 overall GPA, and complete SAGES)
  • White (for undergraduates earning a GPA graduation distinction--see below) 

Designations are conferred at graduation on students who, one semester before graduation, have completed 16 semester hours at Andrews University with the following overall GPAs:
    3.500–3.749  Cum Laude
    3.750–3.899  Magna Cum Laude
    3.900–4.000  Summa Cum Laude

Both the Andrews and Cumulative GPAs must be a minimum of 3.50 in order to be considered for the above designations.