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Honors- Cords of Distinction

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Undergraduate Honors

In March, a letter of notification will be mailed to the candidate’s local address. Undergraduates eligible to be considered for honors are candidates with a GPA of 3.30 or higher. This ranking is based on work completed at New Paltz as of the end of the Fall 2012 semester. Candidates may purchase an Honor Cord at the College Bookstore beginning Monday, April 15, 2013.

Department Honors/Recognition

Various Departments also have individual honors or recognition programs. The individual departments may distribute cords or sashes for you to wear during Commencement as well. Please inquire with your department chair or with your advisor to verify if there is an honors distinction or recognition specifically for your major/program or organization.

Greek Honors
Certain sororities and fraternities honor their members with academic honors. Check to see if your Greek organization provides such honors.