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Upon final degree approval, the Office of the University Registrar mails diplomas to the graduate's diploma (if identified) or permanent address on file approximately eight weeks after the ceremony. Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Audiology graduates receive diplomas at the ceremony.

To verify a diploma or permanent address, go to FlashLine and click on Student Tools to access FlashFast and review student information. Contact the Registrar's Office at 330-672-3131 for any questions.

To verify a name as it will appear on the diploma, go to FlashLine and click on Student Tools to access FlashFast and review student information. Any name changes need to be made at the Registrar's Office with proper documentation.

Institutional Honors

Institutional Honors are based solely on the GPA earned in all coursework taken at Kent State University, including original grades forgiven and/or recalculated under other policies. A minimum of 60 semester hours must be earned at Kent State University to qualify. For the purposes of computing the final GPA and determining honors awards, the GPA is extended three decimal places and not rounded up.

Honors citations are inscribed on diplomas as follows: cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude.

Honors candidates will be distinguished at the commencement ceremony based on their institutional academic work completed prior to those courses taken during the final term of enrollment. Graduation with Institutional Honors is conferred on students who earn baccalaureate degrees with a GPA of at least:

  • 3.30 cum laude
  • 3.60 magna cum laude
  • 3.80 summa cum laude

Graduates receiving Institutional Honors receive a confirmation e-mail from the Commencement Office during the semester in which they are scheduled to graduate. Instructions are provided in the e-mail concerning how to obtain the honors cords.