Baccalaureate Graduation Honors


Graduation honors for undergraduate students are based on the quality of a student’s work during the entire period of studies for the degree. To be eligible for graduation honors, a student must have been enrolled at Highlands for at least 30 semester hours. The grade point average determines the honors award for, “summa cum laude,” a GPA of 3.86 or above, “magna cum laude,” a GPA of 3.70 through 3.85, and, “cum laude,” a GPA of 3.50 through 3.69. Appropriate recognition is given at the commencement exercises and on the transcript and diploma.

  • Students with graduation honors will be notified in writing by the Office of the Registrar via your NMHU student email by the end of March 2016.
  • All information regarding those students who have qualified for honors are provided to the Highlands main campus Bookstore, as well as center personnel and our regalia vendor.
  • Phi Kappa Phi, is an academic honor society dedicated to the recognition and promotion of academic excellence in all fields of higher education.
  • Those students who are inducted into Phi Kappa Phi will be notified by the Phi Kappa Phi faculty committee, not by the Office of the Registrar.