Graduate student presidential scholars are determined by a cumulative grade point average of 3.85 or above with a minimum of 30 credit hours in all programs except the M.S. degree programs in Administration or Leisure Services Administration. These two programs require a minimum of 15 credit hours.
Graduate students who earn a 4.0 cumulative Grade Point Average upon completion of all graduate program requirements are recognized at the Graduate Awards and Hooding ceremony with a gold honors stole and medallion that are worn during the Commencement ceremony. Students who have a perfect 4.0 GPA at the end of the fall semester before a May Commencement, and whose exception-to-march petition has been approved by CGE, are not eligible to receive the University gold honors stole and medallion during the Graduate Awards and Hooding ceremony if they have an outstanding requirement that includes an instructor recording a grade. If the incomplete requirement does not include posting a grade, the student may be eligible to receive the University gold honors stole and medallion during the Graduate Awards and Hooding ceremony.