At each Commencement, Oregon Tech recognizes academically outstanding students who will receive their bachelor's degree with academic honors. This honor is based on all Oregon Tech courses. To be eligible for honors a student must complete a minimum of 75 Oregon Tech GPA hours/credits. Academic honors are based on the following criteria:
- Cum Laude - graduation with honors - 3.50-3.74 GPA
- Magna Cum Laude - graduation with high honors - 3.75-3.89 GPA
- Summa Cum Laude - graduation with highest honors - 3.90-4.00 GPA
Note: Students who do not have 75 Oregon Tech GPA hours/credits and/or who are graduating from a Degree Completion Program must complete a minimum of 45 graded Oregon Tech credits to be eligible for honors. For Degree Completion students, who fall into this category, honors are based on all Oregon Tech courses and transfer courses used for the degree.
Honors recognized at the graduation ceremony do not include grades from the term immediately preceding Commencement. After final grades are posted, the honors standing for some students may change. These students will be notified. A student's final honor standing will be posted on official transcripts.
Only past and Spring honors are recognized at Commencement both in the program and with honor cords.
Summer graduates will have their final honors listed on their diploma and official transcripts upon completion.