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Office of the Registrar

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
Room 119

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr MS 4260
Moscow, ID 83844-4260

registrar@uidaho.edu
Phone: (208) 885-6731
Fax: (208) 885-9061

Graduating with Honors

To graduate with university honors you must:

  • have earned 56 credits at the University of Idaho and a cumulative institutional GPA that meets the criteria below    OR
  • have earned 32 credits at the University of Idaho and a cumulative institutional AND overall GPA that meets the following criteria  
Credits earned through correspondence study, CLEP, experiential learning, or technical competence may not be counted among these required credits. 

Graduate students are not eligible for honors.

The Office of the Registrar notifies honors-eligible students before midterms and distributes honor cords to be worn at the commencement ceremonies at the fall and spring GradFest events in Moscow.  Honors-eligible students at the centers in Boise, Coeur d'Alene, and Idaho Falls will receive instructions for collecting their honor cord.

Summa Cum Laude, “With Highest Distinction”, represents students whose GPA places them in the top 3% of graduates from their respective college within the last five years.

Magna Cum Laude, “With Great Distinction”, represents students whose GPA places them in the top 6%, but below the top 3%, of graduates from their respective college within the last five years.

Cum Laude, “With Distinction”,  represents students whose GPA places them in the top 10%, but below the top 6%, of graduates from their respective college within the last five years.

Criteria for 2015-2016 Graduates

College Summa Cum Laude
Gold Honor Cord
Magna Cum Laude
Silver Honor Cord 
Cum Laude
Bronze Honor Cord
Agricultural & Life Sciences 3.98
3.93 3.87
Art & Architecture 3.95 3.91 3.82
Business & Economics 3.88 3.80 3.70
Education 4.00 3.97 3.93
Engineering 4.00 3.95 3.90
Law 3.68 3.57 3.49
Letters, Arts & Social Sciences 4.00
3.92 3.86
Natural Resources 3.95 3.86 3.73
Science 4.00 3.95 3.90

Office of the Registrar

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
Room 119

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr MS 4260
Moscow, ID 83844-4260

registrar@uidaho.edu
Phone: (208) 885-6731
Fax: (208) 885-9061