Frequently Asked Questions About Graduation

Here you will find answers to some commonly asked questions about graduation.

Caps and Gowns, Diplomas, and Transcripts

See below for frequently asked questions about ordering your cap and gown and how to obtain a copy of your transcripts.

Academic Honors

See below for frequently asked questions about academic honors.

  • How do I know if I have earned academic honors?

    Students earning an associate's or bachelor's degree through Purdue Global or a law degree through Purdue Global Law School are eligible to receive academic honors based on cumulative grade point average. Certificate- and master’s-level graduates are not eligible for academic honors. Academic honors statuses will be noted on diplomas and transcripts.

    The academic honors statuses are as follows:

    • Cumulative GPA of 3.70–3.79: Cum Laude
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.80–3.99: Magna Cum Laude
    • Cumulative GPA of 4.0: Summa Cum Laude
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.00–3.29: With Honors (Purdue Global Law School)
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.30–4.00: With Highest Honors (Purdue Global Law School)
  • Will I be recognized for academic honors at the ceremony?

    Yes, please check with your ceremony's coordinator for specific recognition details. 

  • Can I wear my honor society cords at the ceremony?

    Yes, graduates who are members of an honor society may wear their honor society regalia (cords, stoles, pins, etc.) at the ceremony. Honor society items must be purchased directly from the honor society, and will not be available at the graduation venue. Graduates must be existing honor society members prior to their final term.

Purchasing Additional Graduation Items

See below for frequently asked questions about how to purchase other items for your graduation.

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