Cap & Gown

Deadline to Order Cap and Gown: March 15, 2024



Order Issues? Contact the Bookstore or Herff Jones at 480-219-3247.

Awards & Honors

Honors GPA (No rounding; Embry-Riddle credits only)
Summa Cum Laude: 3.900 and above (Gold Honors Cord)
Magna Cum Laude: 3.700 to 3.899 (Red Honors Cord)
Cum Laude: 3.500 to 3.699 (White Honors Cord)
With Distinction: 4.000 (Master's only)

Recognition of academic excellence is awarded to those students completing a baccalaureate program with at least 45 Embry-Riddle credit hours. The award is based on the credits earned through the end of the last semester prior to graduation.

Graduation cumulative GPA is based on all Embry-Riddle courses. Prescott Campus students who have questions can stop in at the Records Office in Building 12. Worldwide students can contact the Worldwide office with questions. Students can also check their cumulative GPA on Campus Solutions under their Student Center. Honor cords are issued based on a student's most recent CGPA (that means "last completed semester") and must include 45 credit hours at Embry-Riddle. Actual honors earned are based on a student's final CGPA and are noted on their final transcripts.

These two awards represent the most prestigious awards given to graduates of the Prescott Campus. Both have a GPA requirement and qualifying students must apply for them. Qualifying students will be notified and invited to apply by email. Deadline applies. 

Chancellor's Award: The Chancellor’s Award honors an outstanding graduating senior scholar and leader who has an exceptional record of academic accomplishment and a high level of campus and community involvement while maintaining a minimum 3.8 cumulative GPA. This is the highest award bestowed on one of our graduates.

Ed King Community Service Award: The Ed King Community Service Award honors a graduating senior who has made an outstanding contribution of time and talent to the local community, and the University and has a minimum 3.6 cumulative GPA.

For students earning academic cords, those will be distributed with their regalia at the Grad Fair on Wednesday, April 24 & Thursday, April 25 in the AC1 Atrium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Other academic awards will be presented by the individual colleges/programs and other recognitions will be done directly by the club or organization.

Diplomas & Transcripts

Diplomas will be mailed approximately 4 to 6 weeks after graduation to the address listed on your graduation application.

The transcript is the official record of degree completion. Official transcripts may be requested online. You may also request a Letter of Degree Completion on the Office of the Registrar Forms page. We encourage you to order electronic transcripts at until further notice.

Financial Aid Exit Interview

Borrowers of Direct Loans may reference the Direct Loan Exit Counseling Guide.

All federal student loan borrowers are required to complete Student Loan Exit Counseling. You must use your FSA ID and password to log in. Exit counseling ensures you understand your student loan obligations and are prepared for repayment.

Academic Records and Graduation Status

Office of the Registrar

Ceremony Information

Lori Kennedy
Director, Campus Events