Graduating with Honors

Graduating with honors from the IUPUI Honors College

Honors recognition signifies that you’ve met all Honors College requirements and performed in an outstanding manner across a broad spectrum of honors courses and experiences. When successfully completed, your diploma and transcript will read: IUPUI Honors College Scholar.


  • Complete a minimum of 24 hours of honors credits.
    • You must earn a minimum grade of B in each honors course/experience.
    • You must complete at least one honors course/experience each semester.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 in all university coursework.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 in all honors coursework.

For students entering the Honors College in fall 2022 or later:

  • Enroll in and complete the 1 credit hour course, HON-H 200 Introduction to Honors. More information on HON-H 200 may be found here.
  • Develop an ePortfolio throughout your academic career and submit your completed ePortfolio in your final year as an Honors College student while enrolled in HON-H 496. Students will learn more about their ePortfolio requirement in their HON-H 200 course. Additional information about the ePortfolio may be found here.

IUPUI Commencement 2017: Amber Kriech

Watch Amber Kriech, IUPUI Honors College alum, deliver her speech during the IUPUI Commencement at Lucas Oil Stadium.