Transcript and Diploma Designations

Honors course credit is denoted on OSU transcripts. OSU also places special entries on the transcripts of students who complete the requirements for the General Honors Award, the College or Departmental Honors Award, and the Honors College Degree. Students earning the Honors College Degree receive a special diploma with the Honors College Degree designation (in addition to any Latin honors earned), and they are the only undergraduate students to wear a baccalaureate hood at commencement ceremonies. Students may earn an Honors College Degree in any major on campus, and over 1400 Honors Degrees have been awarded to date.

Students may also earn an Honors College Degree with International Study Empasis by completing requirements for either a specified academic minor with three hours earned in a study abroad experience, or completion of an international study program with a minimum of 18 credit hours of related courses.