Academic Policies & Procedures
Graduation with Honors
Outstanding students with a minimum of 60 graded credit hours from Indiana University are recognized upon graduation with the following designations: distinction, for those with cumulative GPAs of 3.5 to 3.74; high distinction, for those with GPAs of 3.75 to 3.89; and highest distinction, for those with GPAs of 3.9 to 4.0. These students will have their designations noted on their transcripts and diplomas. Additionally, special honors cords are provided to students to wear with their gowns at the graduation ceremony. Crimson cords indicate distinction. Cream cords indicate high distinction. Cream and crimson cords indicate highest distinction. Students will be notified and may pick up their honors cords in the School of Public Health - Bloomington records office, Room 115.