Honor Cords

Honor Cords

Honor Cords recognize an undergraduate student's scholastic achievement and come in gold and silver.  Honor candidates will receive either a gold or silver cord based on their institutional qualifications. If you have been determined as an honor candidate, you may pick up the honor cord at the check-in area, the day of your commencement ceremony. 

What do honor cords signify?
Gold honor cords are worn by undergraduate students who achieve a 3.4 GPA and have earned 60 GCU credits.  Silver honor cords are worn by undergraduate students who achieve a 3.5 GPA and have earned less than 60 GCU.

How do I find out if I qualify for an honor cord?
The final decision about honors status is not made until all grades have been posted.  To find out if you will receive an honor cord, please contact your Academic Counselor.

Where are honor cords picked up?
Honor cords are picked up the day of your commencement ceremony when you check-in. 

For our second bachelor degree candidates inquiring about honor cords, please refer to information below as found in your Grand Canyon University Policy Handbook. "Second bachelor degree and graduate students are not eligible for honors. In academe, being admitted and completing a graduate degree is considered an honor."